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The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Nicole Glaros, an entrepreneur and managing director of TechStars Boulder, a tech accelerator program, gave a talk entitled "The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" as part of the ATLAS Speaker Series, made possible by a generous donation from Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel, on Oct. 15, 2012. Glaros works with seed-stage Web software companies and talked about the importance of innovation, fearlessness and leadership in entrepreneurship.
To view a video of this presentation, click here.


Concert About Nothing: the Music of John Cage: Part of a week-long CU-Boulder festival, the Concert about Nothing featured the music of John Cage performed by CU students, faculty and special guests Third Coast Percussion on Oct. 12, 2012, in the ATLAS Black Box theater.
To view a video excerpt of this production, click here.


Help! My avatar was robbed! Greg Lastowka, a professor at Rutgers University Law School and author of “Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds,” discussed how real-world laws are being adapted to virtual worlds during and ATLAS Speaker Series presentation on Oct. 8, 2012.
To view a video of this presentation, click here.


How has technology changed writing and literature? Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, a professor of English at the University of Maryland and director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, talked about how changes in technology might be affecting writing during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation on Oct. 1, 2012.
To view a video of this presentation, click here.


The Satellite Imaging Industry: Walter S. Scott is founder, chief technology officer (CTO) and executive vice president of DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution Earth imagery products and services. He discussed the origins of DigitalGlobe, its operation of a three-satellite imaging constellation, plus the birth, growth and future of the industry, during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation on Sept. 17, 2012.
To view a video of this presentation, click here.


The Crane Wife puppet theater: The Crane Wife is a puppet theater performance for all ages based on a Japanese folktale by the same name. It was performed on Sept. 15, 2012, in the ATLAS Black Box. The show featured puppets, mystical masks, colorful scenery, shadow movement and live, original music. To view a video excerpt of this presentation, click here.

October 2012


ATLAS students active at Grace Hopper conference

About 20 women in ATLAS graduate and undergraduate programs attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference from Oct. 3-6 in Baltimore, Md.

The ATLAS Institute once again was a Gold academic sponsor of the annual event, which is presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and is billed as the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.

Kara Behnke (at center in the photo above), an ATLAS Ph.D. student whose research focuses on how digital games and game design elements can enhance strategies for teaching computer science, participated in a panel entitled "Epic Win: Opening Doors for Women in Games Research and Development."

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), which is housed in ATLAS, also participated in the event. NCWIT honored its Aspirations in Computing award winners and also held a reception for its Academic Alliance partners. In addition, NCWIT researcher Wendy DuBow and Catherine Ashcraft, an NCWIT senior research scientist, participated in a panel entitled "Six Reasons Male Influencers Advocate for Technical Women."

ATLAS graduate students created an ATLAS information website for the conference (click here) and tweeted about the conference. ATLAS also had an information booth about ATLAS and its programs at the conference.

ATLAS master's student wins Trust Women essay contest

Rachel Strobel, a student in the ATLAS master's program in Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD), is one of two scholarship winners for attending the Trust Women Conference to be held in December in London.
Strobel submitted an essay to the contest at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in October. She wrote about her plans to use technology to counter human trafficking and cited her ongoing work in Mexico and her future plans in the region.
The second scholarship was awarded to a student from Stanford University.

Digital design, gaming, gender focus of Speaker Series program

Yasmin Kafai, a professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in research on electronic gaming, learning and gender, will talk about her research into digital design, gender and gaming during an ATLAS Speaker Series program at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium.
She was an early developer and researcher of Scratch, an educational programming language that helps students program virtual worlds. She is the author of the book "Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming" and several other gender and technology-related studies.
She received her doctorate from Harvard University while working with Seymour Papert at the MIT Media Laboratory and examines technology designs and cultures through the lens of constructionist theory. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

"Pixels in the Closet" combines digital images, sound and dance

In a unique collaboration between Hong Kong dancer Abby Chan and Denver digital artist Bryan Leister, "Pixels in the Closet" will feature dance, digital images and sound to tell a dark tale from childhood memories in ATLAS Black Box performances at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27.
Motion capture technology using infrared cameras, inverse kinematics recognition and Kinect software will allow Chan to control and create music in real-time through her dance movements. The combination of Chinese dance and cultural icons melded with the latest in digital game/controller technology and graphics promises to deliver a powerful theater experience.
The production is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

BLOrk to perform live score to classic Dracula silent film

BLOrk (the Boulder Laptop Orchestra) will perform a live score to the classic 1922 silent film "Nosferatu" at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 26, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium. BLOrk features six musicians playing laptops, iPhones and iPads while using Supercollider and Max MSP software to modify the sound. The film is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula and is regarded as one of the 100 best films in world cinema.

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- Technology, Media and Society Ph.D.
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