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LiftTiles: Actuator-based building blocks for shape-changing interfaces

Jan. 28, 2020

CU Boulder PhD candidate and ATLAS THING Lab member Ryo Suzuki recently developed LiftTiles—room-scale, actuator-based building blocks that pave the way for a new generation of shape-changing interfaces.

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T9Hacks announces new early childhood track

Jan. 27, 2020

Two new tracks will be introduced this year for ATLAS Institute's fifth annual T9Hacks, a 24-hour invention marathon designed to promote interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making among college women and non-binary individuals—groups that are vastly underrepresented at mainstream hackathons.

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"to get under, you have to lose" is an exploration of impermanence

Jan. 10, 2020

A new show by Laura Ann Samuelson that explores "the gap between the laws of physics and the mechanics of a psyche."

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Creative collaborations with machines

Jan. 8, 2020

In this cover article in ACM "Interactions" magazine, Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf and associated researchers propose a new kind of digital craftsmanship, one "in which we may craft with the digital and find ways to make the machines craft along with us, in some kind of digital crafts-machine-ship."

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Picturing ATLAS in 2019

Dec. 31, 2019

On the eve of a new decade, we take a minute to look back on a colorful and exciting year.

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TAM surpasses 100 graduates

Dec. 10, 2019

The ATLAS Institute passes a milestone today when the 100th student receives a bachelor's degree in Technology, Arts & Media (TAM), the institute's undergraduate engineering major. In all, the institute confers 23 bachelor's degrees today, which will bring the total to 120.

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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. Recruited to work at Xerox PARC the year it opened, Kay helped invent graphical user interfaces (GUIs), object-oriented programming and the first laptop. On November 11, after spending the day in ATLAS visiting labs and talking with faculty and students, Kay packed Cofrin Auditorium for a talk on polymaths and invention.

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CBS Denver interviews ATLAS assistant professor and artist Joel Swanson about the 10-story art projection on Daniels and Fisher Tower in downtown Denver

Nov. 6, 2019

“It hit a really sweet spot," says Swanson. "It's subtle, and it’s all black and white, which resonates with my practice, but it’s also visually appealing enough where people walking down the street would be interested to stop and see more."

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Dance and tech do a pas de deux on NSF-funded project

Oct. 28, 2019

Under-represented students in STEM are about to get a leg up, thanks to a new project merging dance and technology from the University of Colorado Boulder and New York University.

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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.