"me + you" sculpture at the Smithsonian

Interactive software designed by Justin Gitlin part of Smithsonian Institute’s FUTURES exhibition

Feb. 2, 2022

Centrally located in the Smithsonian Institute’s new “Futures” exhibition in Washington D.C. is an interactive light sculpture designed by acclaimed New York artist and architect Suchi Reddy, with support from a team of creative technologists that includes renowned multimedia artist and Creative Technology and Design program Lecturer Justin Gitlin.

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Confidence in coding: ATLAS PhD student recalls impact of T9Hacks

Feb. 1, 2022

T9Hacks kicks off this year at an in-person event on February 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the ATLAS Institute. The seventh-annual hackathon promotes interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making among college women, nonbinary individuals and other groups that are underrepresented in technical fields.

Joanne Reid pointing a rifle at her Biathlon target.

ICTD grad Joanne Reid competes in second Winter Olympics Biathlon

Jan. 31, 2022

When the 2022 Olympic Games open in Beijing, China on Friday, ATLAS graduate Joanne Reid (ICTD '17) will be among the U.S. athletes, competing against the best of the best in the biathlon, a winter sport that combines rifle sharpshooting with Nordic skiing.

An origami butterfly

Augmenting Books With Tangible Animation

Jan. 31, 2022

SIGGRAPH sat down with Purnendu, a PhD student in the ATLAS Institute and a researcher at Meta Reality Labs, to talk about his team’s SIGGRAPH 2021 Labs project, “Electriflow: Augmenting Books With Tangible Animation Using Soft Electrohydraulic Actuators.” The team's actuator technology strives to augment animation within physical books.

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Four ATLAS teams selected for coveted GDC showcase

Jan. 19, 2022

Miniature cardboard arcades, ketchup and mustard bottle game controllers, physically mining for cryptocurrency and manic pizza, candy and gold stock trading over the phone: These are the concepts behind four games developed in CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute that have been selected to participate in alt.ctrl.GDC 2022, a coveted showcase of...

A Tinycade console with a hand gripping a "claw" controller

Tinycade empowers novices to design and build arcade-like games

Jan. 13, 2022

Limited by materials available at home during the pandemic, ATLAS PhD student Peter Gyory and a team of ACME Lab researchers developed Tinycade—a platform for DIY game controllers that anyone, including novices, can use to design and build arcade-like games using household materials such as cardboard, mirrors and hot glue.

Arielle Dispenza holds her award.

Arielle Dispenza recognized for excellence in teaching

Jan. 10, 2022

Arielle Dispenza was honored in December as the recipient of the 2021 Charles A. Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award from CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science. The award annually recognizes one engineering faculty member who has shown consistent dedication to teaching, education and students.

Annie Margaret being interviewed by Denver Ch. 7 at the ATLAS Institute

Denver Channel 7 discusses the impact of social media on teens' mental health with Annie Margaret

Jan. 4, 2022

"It's not enough to tell young people to put their phones down," says Annie Margaret, an ATLAS teaching assistant professor who investigates ways to counteract the negative impact of social media on the mental health of teens. In a recent interview with Denver Channel 7 News, she talked about interventions for teens she's developing for a program to be launched over the 2022 summer break.

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Fall 2021 Capstone Projects

Dec. 21, 2021

CTD Capstone is a rigorous, two-semester course sequence required for all Creative Technology & Design majors. Normally taken during the senior year, it involves the completion of a culminating project that goes through multiple rounds of faculty review and iteration. This small collection of project presentations gives a sense of the kind of work students complete in the CTD program.

Susan Ramirez-Armstrong

ATLAS staff member Susan Ramirez-Armstrong to retire after 34 years with CU Boulder

Dec. 15, 2021

Longtime university staff member Susan Ramirez-Armstrong (CU Boulder–Bio‘84) retires at the end of December, wrapping up a 34-year career at CU Boulder.

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