David Schaal, lead multimedia instructor for the ATLAS Institute, has developed and taught Technology Arts & Media (TAM) courses since the institute's founding in 1998. David, who also has the distinction of being the first ATLAS faculty hire, is interested in all aspects of digital culture and media theory, and his digital art has been shown nationally and internationally. David holds bachelors' degrees in fine art and psychology and a master's degree in integrated art. He currently serves on the steering committee for the University of Colorado Boulder's Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT) and serves on the board for International Cities of Advanced Sound (ICAS). He previously was the education director for the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts.