The 2019 Whaaat!? festival is almost here, and like last year's inaugural event, it promises something for every game aficionado: weird new games, old dusty games, overlooked gems, games with bizarre controllers, games that live in art museums and even games that may start arguments over what the game actually is. The event will also feature the ever-popular, all-you-can-eat cereal bar.
Researchers from ATLAS Institute's THING, ACME and Unstable Design labs took home "Best Paper" and "Best Pictorial" awards at the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19) conference, held in San Diego June 23-28. ATLAS faculty and students also contributed four research presentations, including one by undergraduate researcher, Jolie Klefeker, a TAM student previously chosen as a Grace Hopper Research Scholar.
Giving individuals more control of their healthcare by providing better home diagnostics can lower costs and increase access to care. In "Personal Biochips," a free summer workshop taught by Mirela Alistar at the ATLAS Institute, students will build and explore a new technology that has this potential.
Research from ATLAS Institute's IRON Lab involving utilizing augmented reality to gain information about a robot's intended path of motion was featured on the globally broadcast program, "Beyond Innovation." The program features the latest business and technology trends.
After reviewing more than 200 applications from around the globe, the Unstable Design Lab at CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute selected Sandra Wirtanen as its first researcher-in-residence for the 2019 Experimental Weaving Residency to Bridge Art and Engineering, which aims to promote collaboration between fiber-artists and CU Boulder scientists and engineers.
Don't miss this annual celebration of student work, with more than 100 outstanding projects, covering areas such as virtual/augmented reality, games, wearable technology and more.
A prolific artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, Joel Swanson is having a successful spring. On April 15, his work, "Binary Pronouns," began streaming on 150 Mediastream, a 150-foot long by 22-foot high array of 89 LED blades located in the iconic 150 North Riverside building in Chicago. Earlier in the month, he joined a distinguished group of artists in the Octopus Initiative, an innovative art-loaning program linked to Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art.
On April 9 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced new guidelines for memorial legacy accounts, and those changes were directly informed by research from ATLAS PhD candidate Katie Gach, along with her faculty advisor, Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor in the Information Science Department whose PhD dissertation resulted in Legacy Contact.
ATLAS graduate students Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng received the coveted alt.ctrl.GDC award for their game, Hot Swap, which they exhibited at the Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco March 18–22. Reporting from the alt.ctrl.GDC showcase, Makezine's Donald Bell recorded an interview with Zheng and Gyory as part of his coverage of the fun, off-beat section of the world's largest annual professional game developers conference.
"This is a small experiment to see if can we take people out of their shells," said ATLAS Institute Director Mark Gross. "... I believe that the most important, innovative and forward-looking ideas happen at the intersections of traditional disciplines."
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.