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HapticBots give form to virtual surfaces

Oct. 14, 2021

In virtual reality, when you reach out and try to touch a visible surface, it normally isn't there. Using a swarm of Rubix cube-sized, shape-changing robots, the illusion becomes physical.

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.

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."

Looking from below to "The Golden Rectangle" installation, with scaffolding in front of it.

Alumna's mural pays homage to the golden ratios in cinema

Sept. 22, 2021

Toward the top floor of the Roser ATLAS Center on main campus, those who take the north stairs are now greeted by a new artwork as they approach the third floor. Designed and installed by Sophie Adams (BS-TAM'21), "The Golden Rectangle" aims to capture the movement of old filmstrips, and pays homage to the golden ratios in cinema studies—both in color and proportion of the shapes themselves.

Woman stands in front of a black and white striped wall in the Moire Room at Meow Wolf Denver.

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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Sandra Bae receives ARCS and KASF scholarships

Sept. 8, 2021

ATLAS PHD Student Sandra Bae recently received a $6,500 Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year on behalf of CU Boulder's College of Engineering & Applied Science. In early August, Bae also received a $2,000 scholarship from the Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF). ARCS ®...

Schematic of FlaVR hydration water bottle

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.

From a past show in the black box a person looks to a background that looks like planets.

‘From Past to Present’ returns live music to CU Boulder’s ATLAS Black Box Theater

July 29, 2021

The Roser ATLAS B2 Black Box Theater on Friday night will once again be filled with the sound of live music for the first time since a Sept. 2018 flood from a burst pipe, and then the coronavirus, forced the on-campus venue’s closure.

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