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ATLAS Expo: 70+ creative technology and design projects to surprise and delight

April 25, 2022

Holographic drumming partners, video projectors carried by drones, motion-activated video pinball, an app to help roommates manage household chores: These are just a few of the projects on display this Thursday during ATLAS Expo.

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Spring 2022 ATLAS Student Awards

April 22, 2022

Graduating in May 2022 with degrees in Creative Technology and Design, these graduate and undergraduate students listed are recognized for exceptional accomplishments, having demonstrated initiative in their academic and extracurricular activities, completing outstanding research or creative projects, or contributing significantly to the ATLAS community.

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ATLAS PhD candidate Kailey Shara wins top award in NVC 2022

April 15, 2022

First-place New Venture Challenge winner, Chembotix, was awarded $45,000 for its work on speeding up the pace of chemistry research and development. Making molecules in current laboratory settings is typically time-consuming and dangerous; Kailey Shara's automation makes the process faster and safer.

Students pose in field with flight control unit after retrieving it in Eastern Colorado.

Black box designed by ATLAS students rises 101,000 feet, captures data and imagination

April 12, 2022

First students built the instrumentation. Then they attached it to a high-altitude weather balloon that took it to an altitude of 101,000 feet. Thanks to the geolocation technology they had incorporated, they were then able to locate the instrumentation 120 miles away in Eastern Colorado.

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New summer classes empower performance community to use cutting-edge technologies

April 11, 2022

After rebounding from a major flood with vibrant new leadership and a new toolbox of performance technologies, the ATLAS Institute’s B2 Center for Media, Arts & Performance now offers more varied and interesting opportunities to artists, engineers, creative technologists and performers than ever before.

Robot turns to person entering the conversational group, even though she is not wearing a detectable hat like the other three members of the group.

ATLAS researchers' algorithm helps robots detect everyone in social gatherings

April 6, 2022

Imagine a world where robots flawlessly detect everyone in a conversation group and also greet the newcomers. Described in a paper published in the March proceedings of the prestigious International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '22), Hooman Hedayati (PhD computer science '20) and Daniel Szafir, assistant professor of computer science at UNC Chapel Hill and former ATLAS faculty member, proposed a method to overcome situations when conversational group (F-formation) detection algorithms fail.

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ATLAS students take home HackCU's top awards

April 4, 2022

For the second year running, Creative Technology and Design students won first place at the largest university hackathon in the Rocky Mountain region, HackCU, held this year March 5-6 on the CU Boulder campus. Another student, whose two majors include CTD and computer science, took second place this year as the sole member of his team.

Museum volunteer, "Charlotte" poses by Andrea Fautheree Márquez's exhibit.

Andrea Fautheree Márquez's project featured in Museum of Boulder's Voces Vivas

March 22, 2022

Museum of Boulder’s new exhibit, Voces Vivas: Stories from the Latino Community in Boulder County, Past and Present features Andrea Fautheree Márquez's thesis project, "Chicana Light," which explores the Chicano civil rights movement in Colorado.

Winners of Femal Founder's Night on a stage.

Chembotix and Digital Wellness win awards at NVC Female Founders Prize Night

March 22, 2022

​​Kailey Shara, an ATLAS PhD student and a member of the Emergent Nanomaterials Lab, and her team, won third place and $1,000 for Chembotix robotic automation platform. Annie Margaret, teaching assistant professor with the ATLAS Institute, and her team, placed fourth with Digital Wellness x NoSo November.

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Meet Ondine Geary | Dancer + Managing Director, ATLAS B2 Center for Media, Arts & Performance

March 4, 2022

A Q&A with Ondine Geary by Shoutout Colorado. "I make dances that are scrappy, unruly and resourceful. They slip themselves into the crevices between genres and insist on using whatever was lost down there–chicken bones, loose wires, half-retrieved memories."

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