Michael Theodore, director of the ATLAS Institute’s Center for Media Arts and Performance (CMAP) and an associate professor of composition in the College of Music, will speak in Washington D.C. on April 21 about the special relationship artists have with technology. The talk is part of CU Boulder Next, a series of events that bring the university’s cutting-edge research to select cities across the country.
A multimedia artist, Theodore’s presentation, "The (Art) Machines are Coming," is an overview of how he uses computer code for music compositions, object fabrication and creating immersive sound and light installations.
“What’s fun about composing with code is that instead of writing note by note, you can direct streams and flows of information and see where they lead,” says Theodore, who also spoke at CU Boulder Next in Los Angeles in February.
The interactive afternoon of learning, hosted by the Office of the Chancellor, showcases CU Boulder’s people, programs and research, with a focus on how CU Boulder impacts society by leading innovation and developing leaders of tomorrow.
Theodore’s work, including interactive kinetic installations, moving images and musical compositions, have been presented across the United States and in 10 different countries around the world. He has also created large-scale sound/art installations with roboticist Nikolaus Correll and touring pieces with performance artist Michelle Ellsworth.