Ralphie sculpture in the snow

Grace Leslie and Joel Swanson selected as Faculty Fellows

Dec. 20, 2023

The Research & Innovation Office has announced the 2024 RIO Faculty Fellows cohort, including assistant professor Grace Leslie and associate professor Joel Swanson along with 14 other faculty members from departments and research institutes across the campus.

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ATLAS Associate Professor Joel Swanson Among Arts & Humanities Grant Awardees

June 29, 2023

A new Research & Innovation Office (RIO) program provides nearly $100K in combined funding to 19 projects that span disciplines ranging from music and art history to journalism and theatre and dance across the CU-Boulder campus. ATLAS associate professor and TYPO Lab director, Joel Swanson, is among the recipients for his project entitled, "The United States of America, Reconfigured".

two works from swansons exhibition titled physical disantce: the amount of space between two things

A review by José Antonio Arellano of Joel Swanson's "The Distance Between Words"

March 25, 2023

For well over a decade, Joel Swanson has explored how language and technology structure our lives. His work has appeared in the Denver-land area, not to mention the Venice Biennale.

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Visual artist and longtime ATLAS faculty member, Joel Swanson, earns tenure

Aug. 18, 2022

Beginning this year, ATLAS faculty member Joel Swanson is promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Herbst Program for Ethics, Engineering and Society. A member of the ATLAS faculty since 2005, Swanson played a key role in the development of the Technology, Arts and Media program,...

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Joel Swanson's Lisbon residency: The Distance Between Words

May 18, 2022

While participating in an art residency in Lisbon, ATLAS Assistant Professor Joel Swanson is working on a new body of work, “The Distance Between Words,” which explores the various ways to measure the distance within texts: physically, semantically and durationally. Sponsored through Hangar: Centro de Investigação Artistica, an artistic research...

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Joel Swanson’s work on exhibition for the ISEA 2020 Conference, Oct. 13-18

Oct. 14, 2020

Codependent Algorithms, code-based artwork by Joel Swanson, ATLAS assistant professor, is on exhibition for the 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Themed "Why Sentience?," the hybrid online/on-site program features works adapted to the virtual platform, with more than 100 local and international artists.

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Elementary Tools and Linguistic Interpretation: The Inquisitive Works of Joel Swanson

Sept. 22, 2020

In this interview by New Collection, Joel Swanson, assistant professor, discusses his past work, productivity during a pandemic and re-evaluating time and space.

Split screen between moderators and Joel Swanson during the virtual sentence diagramming workshop held by the Denver Museum of cContgemporary Art.

Joel Swanson participates in Museum of Contemporary Art panel

Sept. 17, 2020

In this Museum of Contemporary Art's Open Source Series, Joel Swanson joined a panel of experts to dissect and diagram sentences from the media, helping participants understand how contemporary tools like headlines, tweets, posts and videos might help or hinder a deep understanding of ideas.

Joel Swanson artwork entitled "Open"

BMoCA opens with Joel Swanson artwork

June 29, 2020

The work of ATLAS CU Boulder engineering faculty member Joel Swanson greets visitors as Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art opens its doors again to the public.

Denver's Daniels and Fisher tower lit up at night.

Westword: Denver artist and ATLAS Assistant Professor Joel Swanson's animated grid of black-and-white symbols will help ring in Night Lights in downtown Denver.

Nov. 7, 2019

Swanson describes his piece, called “Choreographies,” as a grid of “weird, semantic and typographical symbols” in a black-and-white palette.