Fabric and conductive fibers

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.

Lisa and Matt Bethancourt

Game created by Whaaat!? Lab co-directors selected for coveted GDC showcase

Dec. 31, 2019

ATLAS Instructor Danny Rankin's and husband and wife duo, Matt and Lisa Bethancourt's fast-paced, multi-player stock trading game has been chosen to exhibit at alt.ctrl.GDC, a coveted showcase of alternative control schemes and interactions, held during the world's largest professional game developer's conference.

Wayne Seltzer interviewed by CBS Denver

Wayne Seltzer featured on CBS Denver for Right to Repair

Dec. 10, 2019

Television station KCNC (CBS Denver) aired a segment on the Right-to-Repair movement, including the Nov. 10 Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic, run by Wayne Seltzer. The movement advocates for laws that allow consumers to fix the things they own. Many companies want consumers to buy new items, contributing to the mounting electronic waste stream.

A student gives a thumbs up while other TAM students walk to the ATLAS Spring 2019 graduation ceremony.

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.

Lauren Hampton

CTD'19 Lauren Hampton: I Look Like An Engineer

Dec. 9, 2019

Celeste Moreno shows a young visitor how to make music by painting on a piece of paper during the 2018 Computer Science Education Week.

Computer Science Education Week: Celeste Moreno leads educator workshop

Dec. 3, 2019

“Micro:bits are becoming an increasingly important part of coding for kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms,” says Celeste Moreno, a research master’s student at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute who designed and will lead the "Making and Learning with Micro:bit" workshop. “It's an affordable and flexible tool that allows students to make changes in the physical world using code."

Mirela Alistar talks to students in her Personal Biochips class.

Living Matter Lab pioneers technologies that move medical diagnostics from lab to home

Nov. 18, 2019

Making healthcare more affordable, effective and personal is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Directed by Assistant Professor Mirela Alistar, the Living Matter Lab is rising to that challenge.

Photo of Alan Kay speaking at ATLAS

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.

Screenshot of CBS video featuring @ sign projection on building

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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