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One person’s trash can become another’s arcade game

Sept. 23, 2022

In keeping with the spirit of its name, a team at the University of Colorado Boulder’s ACME Lab has created an ‘outlandish’ platform for DIYers to craft Tinycade games and setups.

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Ruhan Yang passes preliminary exam

Aug. 23, 2022

ATLAS PhD Student Ruhan Yang passed her preliminary exam on August 4. Her work on her dissertation, "Paper Robot Building Kits: Present and Future," is overseen by Professor Ellen Do, Professor Mark Gross and Assistant Professor Daniel Leithinger.

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Kailey Shara passes comprehensive exam

Aug. 23, 2022

ATLAS Institute PhD candidate Kailey Shara passed her comprehensive exam on August 8. Her work on her dissertation, "Designing New Hardware for Chemical Automation," is overseen by committee members Assistant Professor Carson J. Bruns, Professor Mark Gross, Daniel Szafir, assistant professor of computer science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Associate Professor Gregory Whiting and Professor Eric Bogatin.

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Peter Gyory passes comprehensive exam

Aug. 23, 2022

ATLAS Institute PhD candidate Peter Gyory passed his comprehensive exam on August 18. His work on his dissertation, “Developing Tools to Support Approachable Game Controller Design,” is overseen by committee members, Professor Ellen Do, Associate Professor Amy Banic, Associate Professor Joel Swanson, Michael Rivera, Patrick LeMieux and Professor Mark Gross.

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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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Annie Margaret interviewed about the role of social media in teen self esteem

Aug. 5, 2022

Watch Teaching Assistant Professor Annie Margaret talk about social media's role in teen self esteem in this webinar by Forward Together, an organization that develops resources for parent-to-youth and youth-to-youth communication and relationship building.

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Unstable Design Lab announces open call for third experimental weaving residency

Aug. 4, 2022

ATLAS Institute's Unstable Design Lab, directed by Laura Devendorf, will host its third experimental weaving residency this spring to develop techniques and open-source resources that support collaboration and innovation across the fiber arts and engineering communities. New this year, the lab will actively work to grow community at the intersection of craft and technology through inviting interested parties to attend a series of experimental weaving talks.

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