LeeLee James sits in the BTU lab wearing a funny white hat and holding a disco ball

Black, queer and an engineer: Meet LeeLee James, BTU Lab student assistant

March 3, 2021

LeeLee James, BTU's student assistant, is also the "Twirling Tech Goddess" on YouTube. Her show encourages radical diversity and inclusion by making learning tech more fun, accessible and relatable to people underrepresented in STEM.

Wayne Seltzer working on a project in his basement

Wayne Seltzer, MIT alumnus and ATLAS technologist-in-residence, shares his passion for making

March 1, 2021

Wayne Seltzer, ATLAS Institute's technologist-in-residence, was featured as one of four MIT alumni who are ‘making’ their mark with a love for building and tinkering. As a maker mentor, Seltzer has worked with many students and the BTU community.

Neha and Oceane in front of the ATLAS building.

Q&A: Student organizers designed inclusive hackathon for those who feel excluded

Feb. 23, 2021

ATLAS students will host the sixth annual T9Hacks the weekend of March 19-21, promoting interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making, among college women and others who may have felt marginalized during hackathons or other technical activities.

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B2 Center for Media, Arts and Performance call for 2021/2022 Creative Residencies

Feb. 23, 2021

The B2 Center for Media, Arts and Performance is thrilled to announce the call for 2021/2022 Creative Residencies , open now through March 15. Eight to ten proposals will be selected for (up to) two-week residencies in the B2 Center for Media, Arts & Performance , starting in fall 2021...

Tracy Fullerton

Whaaat!? Festival offers video gamers a walk in the woods

Feb. 9, 2021

As part of the ATLAS Institute’s third annual Whaaat!? Festival, Tracy Fullerton, game designer and creator of the award-winning, "Walden, a game" will lead an interactive excursion into the world of nature and video games in an online talk on Feb. 24. Fullerton is a professor in the USC Games program at the University of Southern California and the director of the university's Game Innovation Lab.

Torin Hopkins beats on a drum next to an avatar also beating on a drum

AR Drum Circle research envisions enjoyable remote jamming experiences despite latency

Jan. 13, 2021

ATLAS researchers and Ericsson Research project collaborators are exploring ways in which remote drumming experiences can be made more enjoyable despite the latency, including drumming with avatars.

Kailey Shara

Kailey Shara's research featured by CU Boulder's New Venture Challenge

Jan. 11, 2021

Kailey Shara is the CEO of Chembotix, a company that is developing a robotic automation platform to dramatically speed up chemistry research and development.

Female Indian farmers

Seeding change: MS students' paper on cycles of poverty in rural India accepted by international conference

Dec. 17, 2020

When three first-year ATLAS master's students in the Social Impact track of the Creative Technology and Design program learned of the staggering suicide rate of male farmers in rural India and the suffering that ensues for their surviving family members, they wanted to explore effective interventions.

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COVID-19 creates new learning opportunities for ATLAS students

Dec. 17, 2020

The pandemic has created immense challenges for countless students and instructors. That’s a given. At the same time, the switch to all-online teaching also created some unforeseen opportunities. This fall, the faculty roster for ATLAS included New York City-based creative technologist, David Tracy ; extended reality developer David Lobser ,...

ATLAS 2020 graduate photos

ATLAS Institute Winter 2020 Graduates

Dec. 14, 2020

Please join the faculty of the ATLAS Institute in recognizing and celebrating our newest alumni, who graduate this month from the College of Engineering and Applied Science with Bachelor of Science degrees Creative Technology and Design. Equipped with uniquely interdisciplinary skill sets, they complete their undergraduate studies well prepared to...