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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,...

3D rendition of character from the typeface Zapf Dingbats

Asemics Magazine: Report from Joel E. Swanson

June 28, 2022

In May 2022, Asemics Magazine published a "Report from Joel E. Swanson," in which Swanson reports on two projects that are visually quite distinct, while both include the representation of linguistic characters and provoke thoughtful reflection on the ways we use language.

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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.

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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."

Joel Swanson sits by a collection of his projects.

Maintaining his momentum, Joel Swanson wraps-up busy summer

Sept. 27, 2019

Artist Joel Swanson, an assistant professor with the ATLAS Institute, sustained his momentum over the summer months, adding to his chain of shows and awards both locally and abroad.