Clement presenting his research at the DIS '19 conference.

ATLAS makes its mark at DIS'19

July 10, 2019

Researchers from ATLAS Institute's THING, ACME and Unstable Design labs took home "Best Paper" and "Best Pictorial" awards as well as contributed four research presentations at the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19) conference, held in San Diego June 23-28.

Sandra Wirtanen

➜Artist and weaver Sandra Wirtanen joins the Unstable Design Lab for July & August 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 the summer.

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.

➜Lea Albaugh, a textile researcher at Carnegie Mellon, will work with the Unstable Design Lab during Summer 2019.

June 18, 2019

Lea Albaugh is a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where her research interests include textiles fabrication, design for bodies and spaces and interactive narrative. Her work in the Unstable Design Lab this summer will explore how to make the process of digital textile fabrication...

Photo of Boulder Public Library

➜Mikhaila Friske, Shanel Wu and Nathalia Capreuguer França organize Antiuniversity Now: (re)claimed workshop series.

June 17, 2019

Mikhaila Friske and Shanel Wu, PhD students and researchers in the Unstable Design Lab, along with Nathalia Capreuguer França, a visiting research student from Università di Trento, organized Antiuniversity Now: (re)claimed workshop series at the Boulder Public Library, June 21-22. The event included four workshops: Unfabricate: Reclaiming Textile Waste; Affordable Weaving: Spinning Your Own Paper Yarn; Disrupting Data: Collecting and Personalizing Biosignals; and Affordable Weaving: The Basics.

➜Laura Devendorf gives keynote presentation at the Symposium of Computational Fabrication at Carnegie Mellon University, June 16

June 16, 2019

Laura Devendorf gave a keynote presentation at the Symposium of Computational Fabrication at Carnegie Mellon University, June 16, where she presented her research on smart textiles and wearable technology. Devendorf is an assistant professor at the ATLAS Institute and the director of the Unstable Design Lab, where her research interests include smart textiles, human-computer interactions (HCI) and design research.

➜Laura Devendorf, assistant professor, participates in a week-long "textiles jam" exploring generative design for machine knitting at the Carnegie Mellon (CMU) Textiles Lab June 10-14. 

June 14, 2019

Unstable Design Lab director Laura Devendorf visited the Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab to participate in a week-long "textiles jam" in June.

Sandra Wirtanen at Aalto University Department of Applied Physics laboratory measuring performance of textile prototypes.

Unstable Design Lab announces researcher-in-residence for summer weaving residency

May 13, 2019

After reviewing more than 200 applications from around the globe, the Unstable Design Lab at CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute selected Sandra Wirtanen as its first researcher-in-residence for the 2019 Experimental Weaving Residency to Bridge Art and Engineering, which aims to promote collaboration between fiber-artists and CU Boulder scientists and engineers...

Nicole Johnson and Abigail Zimmermann-Niefeld

ATLAS PhD students honored by National Science Foundation

April 10, 2019

ATLAS PhD student Nicole Johnson and affiliated ATLAS PhD student Abby Zimmerman-Niefield have been selected as 2019 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellows.

Laura Devendorf

Unstable Design Lab announces new experimental weaving residency

Jan. 14, 2019

The Unstable Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute is pleased to announce the creation of an experimental weaving residency. This residency will be held for six weeks in the summer of 2019 and has been generously supported by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design.

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