ATLAS announces the launch of Food for Thought (Lunch Is On Us), an initiative aimed at promoting interdisciplinary teaching, research and creative work across the CU Boulder campus, a cornerstone of Provost Russ Moore’s Academic Futures plan for CU Boulder.
Gamasutra, an online publication for game industry professionals, sat down with Peter Gyory, CTD master's student and a programmer for the videogame, "Hot Swap: All Hands on Deck," to discuss how he and Clement Zheng, ATLAS PhD student, created a game controller where players swap parts, their design that keeps players scrambling for the right inputs and the interesting elements that develop from two people trying to work together under stress.
Did you know that tattooing is an ancient practice? And yet, in thousands of years, we've never radically upgraded the technology. In this jaw-dropping TEDx talk, Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of the Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials at the ATLAS Institute, demonstrates futuristic tattoos that aren't just beautiful, but functional too.
Come join the fourth annual T9Hacks Feb. 9–10, a fun 24-hour invention marathon of sorts that promotes interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making among college women and non-binary individuals. Student organizers emphasize that no prior programming experience or other technical skills are required to participate. The event is free, but registration is required.
ATLAS is actively seeking an instructor whose work demonstrates a deep understanding of design and computation. Candidates should have a deep knowledge in their area of expertise, be that 3D modeling, animation, data visualization, full-stack web development, AR/VR or another field where technology intersects with creative practice.
Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of ATLAS Institute's Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials, is developing a series of “tech tattoos” that could provide a new window to the human body, such as alerting people when they run a fever or allowing doctors to diagnose medical conditions without expensive blood tests.
Research that helps robots understand gestures and the often vague nature of language will pave the way to mechanical beings taking on human tasks, from assembling children's toy castles on Christmas morning to caring for elderly relatives, says Dan Szafir, assistant professor at the ATLAS Institute and director of the IRON lab.
Donna Auguste, ATLAS PhD student, is the first person at CU Boulder in roughly a decade to receive the prestigious "eminent engineer" designation from the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.