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One Laptop Per Child, solar-based Wi-Fi, development
Bruce Baikie, left, head of Green Wi-Fi, a solar powered Wi-Fi network, and Laura Hosman, right, assistant professor of political science in the department of social sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology, discussed leading, proposing and deploying development projects in developing nations and in underserved and impoverished regions during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation Sept. 26. The pair partnered over two semesters on the One Laptop Per Child Program during three trips and two deployments of student teams in Haiti. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

October 2011

ATLAS building named in honor of Roser family


NAMING CELEBRATION: Members of the Roser family and CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano (far right) stand next to the Roser ATLAS sign after it was unveiled at a building naming ceremony on Sept. 20. The event included members of the ATLAS Advisory Board, ATLAS staff, CU faculty and invited guests. The building naming is in acknowledgement of the generous support and leadership of the Roser Family, and in particular Becky Roser and the late Jim Roser, who were the founding co-chairs of the ATLAS Advisory Board. From left to right are: Chris Roser, who is an ATLAS Advisory Board member and son of Jim and Becky Roser; Becky Roser; Jonathan Roser, son of Chris Roser, with his mother, Lizzie; and Phil DiStefano.

Musical theater performance highlights Casanova's exploits

Casanova at Twilight, an original musical theater piece written by Bill Mooney who for 14-years was a cast member of ABC's All My Children as well as a performer both on and off-Broadway, featured Casanova's exploits in several performances in September and October in the ATLAS Black Box.
The music was composed and conducted by CU College of Music Ph.D. student Hunter Ewen. Singer/actors included baritone and CU graduate Garrett Smith as young Casanova and Leigh Holman, director of CU’s Opera Department, who played one of Casanova’s loves.

Princess Music captured in high-definition Black Box recording

The Denver-based band Princess Music was featured in a special performance recorded with a new digital high-definition three-camera setup with live switching and audio in the ATLAS Black Box on Oct. 12. The video shoot was presented by the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance in collaboration with the local arts organization Communikey. The recording was another in a series of ATLAS events capturing quality live entertainment.

Upcoming Events

Vantage Points, Oct. 28-29, Black Box

An original, immersive, multi-sensory exploration of abstract video and sound by artist/composer Cole Ingraham. The performance includes live instruments, synthesized sounds and a combination of 2D and 3D animated graphics. Ingraham is a doctoral student in CU’s College of Music.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28 – 29, ATLAS Black Box theater

Speaker Series: Privacy and the Web, Oct. 31

Jim Harper, director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, will discuss a variety of privacy issues integral to the growing dominance of the internet in our lives as part of the ATLAS Speaker Series at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Cofrin Auditorium. Among the issues to be discussed:
• How do we balance privacy concerns against the trend to live a public life on the Web?
• What are our expectations about privacy? Are they reasonable in today’s digital market and meeting places?
• The pitfalls of opting in and out of various privacy settings: is the onus on the individual?
• Are there cautions and/or benefits to the changing search algorithms that result in predictive marketing? Should your past behavior on the Web affect what you see today? Why should we care?
• If students today are the creators and users of tomorrow’s digital marketplace, why is privacy relevant?
Harper serves as director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, a public policy research organization and think tank dedicated to principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets.
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Black & White, Nov. 4, Black Box

A coming of age story told through multi-media dance, theater and video performed by choreographer Gabriel Masson in collaboration with video artist Tara Rynders. Masson is assistant professor in CU's Department of Theatre and Dance. Rynders is an MFA student in multimedia dance.
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, ATLAS Black Box
Recommended for mature audiences.

Striking the Match, Nov. 5, Black Box

A one-woman theater performance debut by writer/performer Beth Osnes, who presents a series of original, short pieces inspired by contemporary social issues. Interactively, audience members will choose from among 20 or more original pieces, thus influencing the flow of the evening and sequence of the production. Osnes has toured her original works around the world. Locally, one of her works was presented last year as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, ATLAS Black Box theater

Speakers Series: Smart Phones for Poor Farmers, Nov. 7

Heather Thorne will talk about her Information and Communications Technology for Development work, which is focused on creating sustainable models for delivery of services and micro-businesses via mobile phones, during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Cofrin auditorium. Thorne leads Grameen Foundation’s AppLab Indonesia and Uganda programs, the Community Knowledge Worker mobile agriculture program, and advises on other mobile innovation programs. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Entrepreneurs Unplugged: Nancy Phillips, ViaWest, Nov. 14

Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS and ITP present Nancy Phillips as featured entrepreneur with moderator Brad Bernthal. As co-founder and COO, Nancy Phillips has a vested interest in establishing ViaWest as a leader in the market. Phillips, who has over 15 years of management experience in technology, oversees ViaWest's operations, engineering and technical support divisions. Previously VP of Operations for RMI.net, Phillips was integral in managing the company's network and technical growth. Prior to helping this struggling Internet Service Provider back to profitability, Phillips also was vice president of operations for ITC Worldwide (now Genesys Conferencing) and was senior vice president of operations for ConferTech International (now Global Crossing).
6:15 p.m., networking reception and refreshments in the ATLAS lobby, ground floor; 6:30 p.m., presentation begins in Cofrin Auditorium, room 100

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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
- Boulder Digital Works
- 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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