Christoper Carruth taught for many years at the ATLAS Institute, and in 2018 he won the Marinus Smith award for outstanding teaching. He is an educator, artist, and technologist who draws from a rich and eclectic background in emerging technologies, humanities, international development, journalism and visual art. His courses on the mutual influence of technology, arts, media and society involve critical analysis as well as creative expression. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and in 2013, he received a Master of Science from the ATLAS Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICTD) program at CU Boulder. His interests include digital humanities, creativity, photography and language (Prose/Poetics).