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CHI 2023 features works by 19 ATLAS community members

April 25, 2023

We are happy to announce that 19 members of the ATLAS community contributed to work accepted for the 2023 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, taking place in Hamburg, Germany, April 23–28. Accepting fewer than 25 percent of submissions, CHI is the premier international conference on human-computer...

Carson Bruns

Bruns lands prestigious NSF CAREER research award to usher in next generation of “smart tattoos”

April 4, 2023

Assistant Professor Carson Bruns has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research that investigates how the art of tattooing can incorporate the latest advances in nanotechnology to improve human health. The National Science Foundation CAREER Award recognizes exemplary faculty in the early stages of their career with...

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A review by José Antonio Arellano of Joel Swanson's "The Distance Between Words"

March 25, 2023

For well over a decade, Joel Swanson has explored how language and technology structure our lives. His work has appeared in the Denver-land area, not to mention the Venice Biennale.

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Can music heal? This artist and researcher wants to find out

Dec. 6, 2022

Electronic musician, flutist and researcher Grace Leslie believes that music touches something deep in the human brain—a hardwired need, perhaps, to sit around a fire or in a concert arena and feel connected to the people around us. Humans have been making music for longer than we’ve lived in cities and grown crops. “In most cultures, it’s used to draw people together,” says Leslie.

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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.

tattoo artist bang bang displays a heart-shaped tattoo that can be switched on and off with light

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...

anthony pinter

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...

joel swanson

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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