LiftTiles in motion

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.

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."

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 ShapeBots next to laptop

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.

Photo of Carson Bruns standing next to paintings.

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."

Sandra Wirtanen

Artist and weaver Sandra Wirtanen joins the Unstable Design Lab for summer as a practice-based researcher-in-residence

June 28, 2019

The Unstable Design Lab welcomes Finland-based Sandra Wirtanen, a recently graduated designer from Aalto University, as a practice-based researcher-in-residence for July and August.

Ellen Yi-Luen Do

Ellen Yi-Luen Do on organizing committees for C&C and DIS '19 conferences held in June in San Diego.

June 27, 2019

Ellen Yi-Luen Do, a professor at the ATLAS Institute and the director of the A Creativity Machine Environment (ACME) Lab, was on the steering and organizing committees for the C&C conference, on the DIS'19 organizing committee, and chaired the Design Methods and Progress track for DIS. She also chaired sessions on virtual reality and education.

Hot SWAP parts

Peter Gyory's and Clement Zheng's HOT SWAP game showcases at DIS '19 in San Diego, held June 23-28.

June 27, 2019

Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng, PhD students and lecturers at the ATLAS Institute, both do research for the ACME and THING laboratories. Their HOT SWAP game was showcased during the Provocations and Work-in-Progress session at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19) held in San Diego, June 23-28.

Ryo Suzuki

Ryo Suzuki and others win "Best Paper" award for MorphIO project at DIS '19 conference.

June 27, 2019

"MorphIO: Entirely Soft Sensing and Actuation Modules for Programming Shape Changes through Tangible Interaction," authored by Ryo Suzuki and researchers from Keio University and The University of Tokyo in Japan, won a "Best Paper" award at the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19) held in San Diego June 23-28. Suzuki, an ATLAS affiliated PhD student who does research for the ACME and THING laboratories, presented the research during the DIS '19 Shape Changes Interfaces Track.

Josephine Klefeker

Undergraduate researcher Josephine Klefeker presents paper at DIS '19 conference.

June 27, 2019

"Envisioning Reflective, Relaxing, and Restorative Design with ASMR," authored by Josephine Klefeker and Laura Devendorf, was presented by lead author, Klefeker, during the works-in-progress track of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19). Klefeker is an undergraduate researcher in the Unstable Design Lab, where her research interests include using technology to provoke introspection as well as to develop meditative forms of interaction.

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