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Alan Kay, early visionary of computer science, speaks at ATLAS

Nov. 11, 2019

It's difficult to overstate CU alumnus Alan Kay's influence on our modern digital landscape. His name shows up in Google searches for "who invented graphical user interfaces (GUIs)," "who invented the laptop" and "who invented object-oriented programming," though he's quick to say innovation doesn't happen in a vacuum and that he was one of many who contributed to these technologies. Kay spoke at ATLAS on Monday as part of the ATLAS Institute Distinguished Speaker Series, addressing the role played by polymaths—those who develop expertise in multiple disciplines—in technological innovation.

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Michelle Ellsworth part of a team awarded $1.1 million NSF grant

Oct. 28, 2019

Michelle Ellsworth, interim director for ATLAS Institute's Center for Media Arts and Performance and professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, is part of a team awarded a $1.1 million NSF grant to explore how established practices and knowledge of dance can support learning about computing.

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Ellen Do speaks about ATLAS at China's largest gathering of tech enthusiasts

Oct. 15, 2019

On Sept. 25, ATLAS Professor Ellen Do spoke at the Apsara Conference 2019, one of the largest annual gatherings of developers and tech enthusiasts in China. Her talk, "Creating Magic with Digital Design & Making," was in part an overview of the ATLAS Institute.

Peter Gyory accepts the award at the IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games.

Peter Gyory & Clement Zheng take home IndieCade's Innovation in Interaction Design award

Oct. 14, 2019

ATLAS PhD students, Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng, took home the "Innovation in Interaction Design Award" from the International Festival of Independent Games (IndieCade) for their cooperative arcade survival game, HOT SWAP: All Hands On Deck.

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Maintaining his momentum, Joel Swanson wraps-up busy summer

Sept. 27, 2019

Artist Joel Swanson, an assistant professor with the ATLAS Institute, sustained his momentum over the summer months, adding to his chain of shows and awards both locally and abroad.

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ShapeBots: a swarm of shape-shifting robots that visually display data

Sept. 24, 2019

Tech Xplore features the ShapeBots project, developed by ATLAS PhD students Ryo Suzuki and Clement Zheng.

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CU Engineering Interviews Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of the Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials

Aug. 29, 2019

"A creator of color-changing tattoo inks and shape-shifting molecular machines, chemist/artist Carson Bruns uses nanoscience to invent new materials and technologies."

Clement presenting his research at the DIS '19 conference.

ATLAS makes its mark at DIS'19

July 10, 2019

Researchers from ATLAS Institute's THING, ACME and Unstable Design labs took home "Best Paper" and "Best Pictorial" awards as well as contributed four research presentations at the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19) conference, held in San Diego June 23-28.

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Microfluidic class introduces technology that brings healthcare home

June 11, 2019

A new approach to microfluidics holds promise for home diagnostics and other applications.

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Globalive Media's "Beyond Innovation:" IRON Lab research featured on globally broadcast program

May 22, 2019

Research from ATLAS Institute's IRON Lab involving utilizing augmented reality to gain information about a robot's intended path of motion was featured on the globally broadcast program, "Beyond Innovation." The program features the latest business and technology trends.

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