Future textile heirlooms hanging on a line

In the Unstable Design Lab, Sasha de Koninck creates new heirlooms for future use

Oct. 12, 2021

Sasha de Koninck, a member of ATLAS Institute's Unstable Design Lab, presented her future heirloom project, The Research Lab of Ambiguous Futurology, at the "Making and Doing" exhibition at the 4S hybrid conference, held Oct. 6-9, both in Toronto and virtually.

Andrea Fautheree Marquz project with three screens all on their own loops and framed by Coors beer cans

Graduate thesis project sheds light on Chicano civil rights movement

Oct. 11, 2021

Andrea Fautheree Márquez's thesis project, "Chicana Light," explores the Chicano civil rights movement in Colorado. Fautheree Márquez used projection mapping to create the installation of three videos playing on their own loops.

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Whaaat!? Festival returns from virtual wilderness

Oct. 6, 2021

ATLAS Institute's Whaaat!? Festival has returned from the virtual wilderness! Back in-person in November, the fourth annual event promises an arcade and conference packed with phenomenal guest speakers, bizarre games and experimental interactions.

Colin Soguero in a Magic Leap AR headset.

CU Boulder Engineering alumni take second place at “olympics of hackathons”

Sept. 28, 2021

A team of three recent CU Boulder College of Engineering graduates recently took second place at Pinnacle, coined "The Olympics of Hackathons."

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Meow Wolf Denver features work by CU Boulder community

Sept. 18, 2021

The 12 members of the CU Boulder community who contributed to the new $50-million Meow Wolf Denver location are all associated with the ATLAS Institute.

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Augmented reality technology to give battery storage facility workers "X-ray" vision

Sept. 16, 2021

To assist first responders and site operators, the ACME Lab developed ARMAS—augmented reality maintenance and safety—a marker-based AR system that lets the user see color-coded visualizations of battery cells inside containers.

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"Cowbird," a dance-triggered multimedia performance by Brad Gallagher

Sept. 1, 2021

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CTD offers company-sponsored capstone option

Aug. 11, 2021

Creative Technology and Design seniors may now opt to work on sponsored projects: "Students work on real-world projects in a client-contractor relationship, and companies have the opportunity to work with creative engineering students exploring interesting and leading-edge creative technology projects.”

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RoomShift research: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine's cover story

Aug. 10, 2021

THING Lab researchers, led by recent PhD graduate, Ryo Suzuki, developed a swarm of shape-changing robots that move furniture around a room, opening up new haptic ideas for virtual reality.

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Origami comes to life with new shape-changing materials

July 22, 2021

Imagine opening up a book of nature photos only to see a kaleidoscope of graceful butterflies flutter out from the page. Such fanciful storybooks might soon be possible thanks to the work of a team of designers and engineers at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute.

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