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Bits and Threads: Weaving Cultural Worlds and Computing in Community-Based Settings

Nov. 14, 2022

A Denver Public Library makerspace collaborates with Laura Devendorf's Unstable Design Lab and Ricarose Roque to offer the public textile-focused maker activities.

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Interdisciplinary team receives $1.8 million for audacious robot-building project

Nov. 7, 2022

Robots help build cars, fly planes, fight wars and provide healthcare; they play a role in countless industries, but for the most part, they don't work in chemistry labs. A team of CU Boulder scientists plans to change that.

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How this celebrity tattoo artist created a tattoo you can turn on and off at will

Oct. 3, 2022

Bang Bang—who has inked the likes of Rihanna and LeBron—teamed up with research scientists Carson Bruns and Jesse Butterfield to develop a new kind of light-sensitive ink.

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ATLAS welcomes Professor Sheng-Fen “Nik” Chien as visiting scientist and scholar

Aug. 19, 2022

ATLAS welcomes Professor Sheng-Fen “Nik” Chien, who joins us as a visiting scientist and scholar for the fall semester. Chien explores computational intelligence and experience design as a means to stimulate human creativity. She is working, and planning to continue the investigation while visiting ATLAS, on applying machine learning AI...

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ATLAS welcomes Anthony Pinter—a data scientist whose specialty is love

Aug. 19, 2022

The ATLAS Institute is delighted to welcome Anthony Pinter to the CU Boulder faculty this fall as a teaching assistant professor. He teaches courses on web development, computational thinking and programming, focusing on how data represents us, our lives and the worlds around us. His research focuses on understanding the...

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Visual artist and longtime ATLAS faculty member, Joel Swanson, earns tenure

Aug. 18, 2022

Beginning this year, ATLAS faculty member Joel Swanson is promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Herbst Program for Ethics, Engineering and Society. A member of the ATLAS faculty since 2005, Swanson played a key role in the development of the Technology, Arts and Media program,...

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Electronic musician and music cognition researcher Grace Leslie joins ATLAS faculty

Aug. 18, 2022

The ATLAS Institute and the College of Music are delighted to welcome Grace Leslie to the CU Boulder faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the ATLAS Institute with a tenure home in the College of Music. Leslie is an electronic musician and music cognition researcher committed to harnessing...

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ATLAS to host Fulbright scholar studying social media abstinence

June 29, 2022

Fulbright Ireland–USA has announced that CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute will host Fulbright Scholar Eoin Whelan, professor of business analytics and society at the National University of Ireland, Galway, during summer 2023.

The four projects presented by ATLAS at DIS'22

ATLAS research front and center at DIS’22

June 29, 2022

Researchers from ATLAS Institute's Unstable Design, THING, Living Matter and Superhuman Computing labs presented four papers, including three that received “Honorable Mention” awards, at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '22).

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The challenges of user testing made "easy"

June 8, 2022

In a paper she will present later this month at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference, recent CTD graduate Elsy Meis proposes Dashboard Zero, an "easy-button" approach to user testing that is both simple and immediate.

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