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ANIMATION PRESENTATION: Miwa Matreyek, who received her MFA in Experimental Animation and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts in 2007, creates animated short films as well as live works that integrate animation, performance and video installation. She discussed her creative process during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation on Nov. 7. For a video of her presentation, click here.

DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Heather Underwood, a student in the ATLAS interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Technology, Media and Society, successfully defended her dissertation, titled "The PartoPen: Using Digital Pen Technology to Improve Maternal Labor Monitoring in the Developing World," on Oct. 29. For a video of her presentation, click here.


OPERA PREMIERE: The Split Wild, a world premiere of a contemporary opera, told the story of the intricacies of love and expectation through animal characters Bobcat, Sea Otter, Bear, Rabbit and Orca in Black Box performances on Oct. 25 and 26. The opera was created by Julie Rooney of CU-Boulder and composed by Jonathan Sokol of Baldwin-Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music in Cleveland.

November 2013


Christo talks about two works in progress at CU; video available

Internationally renowned artist Christo discussed his creative process and two works in progress on Oct. 17 at the University Memorial Center at CU. Over the River is a plan to suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado. The Mastaba, a project for Abu Dhabi, will be the largest sculpture in the world, made from 410,000 multi-colored barrels to form a mosaic of bright sparkling colors, echoing Islamic architecture. Christo's lecture was supported by the CU ATLAS Institute's Speaker Series, the Department of Art & Art History Visiting Artist Program, the Center of the American West and the CU Art Museum.
For an ATLAS YouTube video of the presentation, click here.
To see an ATLAS Flickr photo set of the presentation, click here.


Master’s students present projects Nov. 20; open house Nov. 18

Graduate students in the ATLAS Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD) program will present the work they’ve accomplished during their practicum semester from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium, Room 100.
The MS-ICTD practicum program matches students with organizations for their final semester. Students work in ICTD design, deployment, monitoring and evaluation while being mentored by experts across development sectors. Practicums have often led to full-time employment, as well as ongoing lab and research projects.

The ICTD program also is hosting an Open House and information session from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the second floor lounge at ATLAS. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and anyone interested in opportunities in international development and helping people in the world’s underdeveloped regions. Enjoy free pizza and soft drinks. For more information about the program, click here.


The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret – a new chamber opera

The one-act chamber opera premiere "The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret," composed by CU College of Music’s Leanna Kirchoff, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, in the ATLAS Black Box. The opera presents the cat-and-mouse conversation of Harriet and Margaret, who each try to win their objective without the other knowing it. Adding Freudian layers of ego and id, the characters are shadowed by their inner selves, represented by characters Hetty and Maggie. Free.

ATLAS hosting portions of Americas Latino Festival

The Americas Latino Festival, scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at various area venues, promotes environmental awareness and unites diverse communities for a sustainable future through dialogue on the environment, health, education, culture and small business entrepreneurship.
ATLAS will host a live art ritual involving body-based practice and spoken word featuring Guillermo Gomez Peña and Saul Garcia Lopez at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the Black Box theater.
Film screenings in ATLAS 100 include: 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, The Harvest; 1 p.m., Harvest of Empire; 3 p.m., The Garden with a talkback with the director Scott Hamilton Kennedy;  5 p.m., Genetic Chile with a talkback with the director Chris Dudley; 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 - A Thirsty World.
For ticket information and a detailed schedule that includes a number of venues in Denver, Boulder and the CU-Boulder campus, click here.

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The ATLAS Institute (The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society), established in 1997 at CU-Boulder, is a campus-wide entrepreneurial catalyst and incubator for innovative interdisciplinary research and creative, educational outreach programs, made possible by information and communications technology.

ATLAS programs:
- Technology, Media and Society Ph.D.
- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development
- Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) minor and certificate programs
- BDW advanced digital communications and design programs
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance
- K-12 outreach programs

The ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance explores:
- How artists, scholars, technologists and content creators fully engage
with the richest, broadest set of present-day possibilities.
- How to discover the artistic and creative practices of the future.

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