Julia Uhr

Julia Uhr's game wins "Best Remix" award at Public Domain Game Jam

Feb. 23, 2021

A game created by Julia Uhr, ATLAS PhD student, received the Best Remix award at the third annual Public Domain Game Jam. Uhr’s game, There are No Eyes Here , is a painting-based puzzle that utilizes elements of Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky paintings as levers, and players locate the elements they...

A handmade collection of four modular soft wearable sensors with a temperature-dependent dynamic display on a person's arm.

ATLAS PhD students take home top Student Design Awards from TEI’21

Feb. 23, 2021

Two ATLAS PhD students, Sandra Bae and Fiona Bell, took home top awards from the 15th ACM International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) Student Design Challenge, which ran Feb. 14-19.

Celeste Moreno

Computer Science Education Week: Celeste Moreno leads animation workshop

Feb. 16, 2021

As part of Boulder’s Computer Science Education Week (CSED), ATLAS PhD student Celeste Moreno will be teaching "Animate Your World," a workshop geared towards beginners and families. The workshop is part of Moreno’s graduate research in the Department of Information Science’s Creative Communities group, funded under an NSF award (NSF-2005702) titled, “Tinkering and Making Strategies to Engage Children and Families in Creating with Code.”

Chris Hill

Chris Hill's Whiskers project featured in Make Magazine

Feb. 16, 2021

ATLAS PhD student Chris Hill's Whiskers project lets the wearer explore the world like a cat, augmenting a person's sensing of the natural world. The device translates input from custom-built flexible sensor whisker devices that receive tactile information from objects in the user's immediate environment.

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.

Graphic of muscle contraction

Researchers scale up tiny actuator inspired by muscle

Nov. 12, 2020

Professor Franck Vernerey and ATLAS Assistant Professor Carson Bruns received $477,000 from the National Science Foundation to begin research on a new kind of biocompatible actuator that contracts and relaxes in only one dimension, like muscles.

Photo from Overworld performance

Q&A with Brittney Banaei, the artist and designer-of-movement behind “Overworld”

Nov. 11, 2020

As she wraps up the second week of her residency with the B2 Center for Media, Art and Performance in the ATLAS Institute, dancer and performer Brittney Banaei and her collaborators Constance Harris and Laura Conway have completed a vivid and dynamic performance, but they will perform it without an...

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