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T9Hacks 2020 winners announced

Feb. 18, 2020

More than 150 people attended the fifth annual T9Hacks on February 7–8, 2020, at the ATLAS Institute. Eighteen projects were submitted and eight winners selected by a panel of judges that included ATLAS faculty members Sheiva Rezvani, Shaz Zamore and Camilla Friedman-Gerlicz; TAM alumnae Andrea Devore and Laney Winkler; and engineers from sponsors Strava, Splunk and Twitter.

Jam Station

ATLAS Jam Station project selected for Maker Made 2020

Feb. 10, 2020

Jam Station, an interactive project created in ATLAS Professor Ellen Yi-Luen Do's Music Technology and Wellness class, was chosen as one of several installations being displayed at Maker Made 2020, a gallery show at Boulder Library’s Canyon Gallery.

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"Suddenly Silent": Coloradan interview with CTD student Michelle Galetti

Feb. 5, 2020

Michelle Galetti had good reason to leave college. She chose to stay.

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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.

Daniel Strangfeld

CTD student spotlight: Daniel Strangfeld - The Collapsible Keg

Jan. 27, 2020

TAM student Daniel Strangfeld and his team received funding from CU Boulder's Get Seed Funding for the team's latest venture, Kegstand, a collapsible keg that the team designed which will reduce both shipping and rent costs. Get Seed Funding is a micro-funding opportunity for CU Boulder students that provides up to $500 in funding for entrepreneurial ideas. Previously Strangfeld and Ted Thayer, CTD master's student also created an app together that sourced free food around campus.

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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."

Ellen Do smiles next to several other Innovative Design recipients as she receives her award.

Ellen Do wins Innovative Design Award from World Eco-Design Conference

Jan. 8, 2020

Professor Ellen Yi-Luen Do was one of nine individuals and organizations to win the World Eco-Design Conference's Innovative Design award. The event, which aims to promote an exchange of ideas on ecological design, was held in Guanghzou, China, Dec. 5-7.

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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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