Researchers from ATLAS Institute's Unstable Design, THING, Living Matter and Superhuman Computing labs presented four papers, including three that received Honorable Mention awards, at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '22), held virtually, June 13-17.
In a paper she will present later this month at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference, recent CTD graduate Elsy Meis proposes Dashboard Zero, an approach to user testing that is both simple and immediate.
For students majoring in Creative Technology and Design, the Capstone course sequence is the culmination of their undergraduate careers, asking them to draw from the full spectrum of their technical and design skills to conceive, plan and build a project that challenges them to reach outside their comfort zones and create. We invite you to watch these videos to see what's likely been the most complex and challenging work of their careers at CU Boulder.
Researchers from ATLAS Institute’s ACME Lab will present one pictorial and two Graduate Student Symposium papers at the 14th ACM Creativity & Cognition (C&C), which will take place June 20-23 in Venice, Italy. The theme of this year's conference is "Creativity, Craft and Design."
Praised by their graduate students for their scientific competence, work ethic, creativity and compassion, two ATLAS professors received Outstanding Faculty Mentor awards from CU Boulder’s Graduate school on May 3, an honor bestowed this year on only 18 faculty members campus-wide.
After rebounding from a major flood with vibrant new leadership and a new toolbox of performance technologies, the ATLAS Institute’s B2 Center for Media, Arts & Performance now offers more varied and interesting opportunities to artists, engineers, creative technologists and performers than ever before. This summer, B2 offers introductory classes on how they work.
Graduating in May 2022 with degrees in Creative Technology and Design, these graduate and undergraduate students have been recognized for exceptional accomplishments, having demonstrated initiative in their academic and extracurricular activities, completing outstanding research or creative projects, or contributing significantly to the ATLAS community.
ATLAS researchers presented six published works and two workshops at the 2022 ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), the world’s preeminent forum for the field of human-computer interaction. Included in the published works, Mirela Alistar’s Living Matter Lab authored two papers, one of which received a Best Paper Honorable Mention award. The conference, commonly referred to as “CHI,” was held hybrid-onsite April 30-May 6, 2022 in New Orleans.
Holographic drumming partners, video projectors carried by drones, motion-activated video pinball, an app to help roommates manage household chores: These are just a few of the projects on display this Thursday during ATLAS Expo.
First students built the instrumentation. Then they attached it to a high-altitude weather balloon that took it to an altitude of 101,000 feet. Then, guided by ham-radio-based geolocation technology, they retrieved it from a spot 120 miles away in Eastern Colorado.
First place winner, Chembotix, came away with $45,000 for its work on speeding up the pace of chemistry research and development. Making molecules in current laboratory settings is typically time-consuming and dangerous; Kailey Shara's automation makes the process faster, safer and ultimately more productive.
Museum of Boulder’s new exhibit, Voces Vivas: "Stories from the Latino Community in Boulder County, Past and Present," features Andrea Fautheree Márquez's thesis project, "Chicana Light," which explores the Chicano civil rights movement in Colorado. Fautheree Márquez, a Creative Industries master's student, used projection mapping to create the immersive, multimedia installation of three videos playing on their own loops.
ATLAS PhD student Fiona Bell is passionate about sustainability; her doctoral dissertation tackles how to reduce waste through encouraging intimate relationships between designers, the materials they use and the artifacts they develop. In recognition of her work, Bell recently received financial support to help complete her thesis through a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Normally virtual surfaces cannot be felt because they aren't there. But at Reality Labs Research at Meta, (previously known as Facebook), ATLAS PhD Student Purnendu is researching soft, wearable devices–such as wristbands, rings or gloves –that could enable tactile sensations in virtual/augmented reality environments.
Read More about ATLAS PhD Student Purnendu, who is researching soft, wearable devices–such as wristbands, rings or gloves –that could enable tactile sensations in virtual/augmented reality environments.
ATLAS recently released a new video that celebrates the ACME Lab and its commitment to designing technologies to support creatives. Directed by Professor Ellen Do, the lab researches computational tools for design, creativity, cognition, tangible and embedded interaction, and computing for health and wellness.
Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of the Emergent Nanomaterials Lab, and his research team are collaborating with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to test a tattoo ink that’s completely invisible—and could lower the risk of skin cancer, much like a “permanent sunscreen. At the same time, Bruns and doctoral student Jesse Butterfield, a researcher in Bruns' Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials, have launched a company called Chromopraxis that will soon sell the first commercially available, color-changing tattoo inks.