March Mayhem Week came about with the opportunity to schedule several toy and game-related ATLAS Speaker Series events during the first week of March. Designed with CU-Boulder’s artists, creators, coders and makers in mind, March Mayhem features successful professionals operating at the intersection of technology, arts, entertainment and engineering. See the lineup below. Events are free and open to the public. Click here for directions to the Cofrin Auditorium (ATLAS 100) and the Black Box Theater, both housed in the Roser ATLAS building.
Megan Fox, programmer and CEO of Glass Bottom Games, will
discuss game design, development, tech, tools and career tips.
4 – 5 p.m. Monday, March 2
Cofrin Auditorium (ATLS 100)
BTU Lab Open House
Explore the ATLAS BTU Lab and discover CU’s newest student community of makers, builders, creators and tinkerers. See new and developing projects, make something and explore! Hosted by ATLAS instructor Alicia Gibb.
5 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3
ATLAS BTU Lab (ENVD 234)
Toy Stories: Invention to Creation
A panel discussion on invention, design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing of advanced electronic toys today. Featuring Ian Bernstein (Sphero), Yuichiro Katsumoto (CUTE Center), Eric Schweikardt (Modular Robotics), Nathan Seidle (Sparkfun), Kentaro Yasu (CUTE Center) and their toys!
4:30 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Cofrin Auditorium (ATLS 100)
6 – 7 p.m. Stay and Play, ATLAS lobby
Late Night with Ahol
Miami-based street artist Ahol Sniffs Glue shares some recent multimedia projects, including the short film, Biscayne World.
A Q&A and live tagging in the Roser ATLAS building will follow.
10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Wednesday, March 4
Cofrin Auditorium (ATLS 100)
BS-TAM and ATLAS Updates
Join ATLAS director Mark Gross and TAM director Joel Swanson for
an exciting look at ATLAS programs today, including the evolving TAM certificate and minor programs, and the new BS-TAM major.
5 – 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, ATLS 204
Accelerator & Incubator Conference Kickoff
Think innovation should play a bigger role in higher education? Be part of the conversation as faculty from university accelerator programs around the country discuss with leaders of the Global Accelerator Network, Techstars, Foundry Group and Boomtown during March Mayhem at ATLAS week. Register.
6–8 p.m. Thursday, March 5
ATLAS Black Box theater
Otaku and Cool Japan Japanese Otaku Culture and its International Impact
Japanese guests Kazunori “Uhyo” Sugiura and Masaaki “Saikawa” Sato provide a colorful introduction
to Otaku culture, comike and cosplay. Hear about current trends in this global phenomenon, and connect
with your local anime and manga communities.
4 – 5:30 Friday, March 6, ATLAS Black Box theater
5:30 – 7 p.m. Community Gathering
Upcoming ATLAS Speaker Series Events
Art, Technology and Social Interaction
Artist Addie Wagenknecht will talk about the interplay between technology and social interaction.
4 p.m. Monday, April 6
What’s Next in Wearable Tech?
Combining the latest technology into fashionable clothing people want to wear requires a special skill set—one that Asta Roseway has in spades. A research designer at Microsoft Research, Roseway’s talk will discuss the rapidly evolving fields of human computing interaction, affective computing and wearable technology, along with related questions of privacy and social impact.
4 p.m. Monday, April 20