Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Upcoming performance at ATLAS: Tame Your Man

"Tame Your Man is my first work dealing directly with my sexuality as a gay composer and my experience of masculinity within gay culture," explained director and composer Nathan Hall. "Over the course of the half-hour piece, a pianist will be bound to his instrument and his abilities to use the full range of the keyboard will become increasingly restricted. The performance will explore surrender, pleasure and trust in an abstract, other worldly atmosphere."
7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 9 & 10, Black Box theater

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ATLAS Speaker Series: Digital Media Design, Gender and Games

Yasmin Kafai, a professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in research on electronic gaming, learning and gender, will talk about her research into digital design, gender and gaming during an ATLAS Speaker Series program at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium. She was an early developer and researcher of Scratch, an educational programming language that helps students program virtual worlds. She is the author of the book "Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming" and several other gender and technology-related studies. She received her doctorate from Harvard University while working with Seymour Papert at the MIT Media Laboratory and examines technology designs and cultures through the lens of constructionist theory. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ATLAS Speaker Series: Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Nicholas Carr, a Boulder-based author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated bestseller, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” and the Atlantic Magazine piece, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” will examine how digital media influence the ways people think, read and interact, during an ATLAS Speaker Series event at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium.
“...what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” -- Nicholas Carr, from “Is Google making us stupid?” The Atlantic, July-August 2008 The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The ATLAS Speaker Series: Nicole Glaros of TechStars will talk about the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Nicole Glaros, an entrepreneur and managing director of TechStars Boulder, will talk about The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem during an ATLAS Speaker Series event at 4 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 15, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium. Glaros works with seed-stage Web software companies. He talk will focus on the importance of innovation, fearlessness and leadership in entrepreneurship. She will cover Colorado’s evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem and the hows and whys of entrepreneurship for students. The ATLAS Speaker Series, which is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

ATLAS Speaker Series: Help! My avatar was robbed!

Lastowka As billions of dollars are exchanged in virtual worlds like Second Life and World of Warcraft, criminals are defrauding online communities. And as avatars lose virtual property to wrongdoers, people feel cheated and increasingly seek legal remedies. But what law assists people when their avatars are robbed?

Greg Lastowka, author of “Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds” and professor at Rutgers University Law School will discuss how real-world laws are being adapted to virtual worlds and how governments respond to cyberspace chaos. He will explore laws of property, crime, jurisdiction and copyright as they relate to virtual worlds.
4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spring 2012 speakers, Black Box events

ATLAS Speaker Series: Applied Technology, Design and Creativity
Mark D. Gross, a professor of computational design at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture and a former CU professor, will discuss the design process, do-it-yourself technologies, the Maker Movement, modular robotics, creativity and the interdisciplinary use of technology and computing. His talk is entitled "Applied Technology, Design & Creativity (or, let’s talk about making really cool stuff!)."
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, Cofrin Auditorium

The Pendulum New Music Concert Series
presents electro-acoustic performances featuring CU composers and performers including: Cole Ingraham, live electronics and visuals; John Drumheller, composition faculty, will perform with Nicolo Spera, guitar faculty, combining 10-string guitar with electronics; Hugh Lobel, piano, narrator and electronics (computer and 2/4 speakers); and Nathan Hall, video projection of a percussion quartet.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Black Box

BLOrk (Boulder Laptop Orchestra)
is an eclectic ensemble of musicians equipped with laptops, hemispherical speakers, traditional instruments and MIDI controllers. They will perform a variety of original pieces under the direction of John Gunther, an assistant professor of jazz studies at CU. Often their work is accompanied by multimedia floor to ceiling digital projected graphics and live dance.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Black Box

Charming Hostess
is an Oakland-based group of female vocalists who will perform in concert. The Los Angeles Weekly wrote, "Charming Hostess is the finest anarchist-feminist-polyphonic-polyrhythmic-polymorphously perverse-balkan-blue-ish-Jewish-freak-funk-punk band working in America today. Their live shows are as fabulous and eccentric as their music."
7:30 & 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Black Box

ATLAS Speaker Series: How the End of Moore’s Law is Changing the Landscape of Innovation
Moore’s Law is an observation made in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on integrated circuits would double each year. Andrew A. Chien will discuss the technical factors behind the end of Moore’s law, speculate about the new landscape that will emerge and its impact on innovation. Chien is the William Eckhardt Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago.
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
5 p.m. Monday, March 12, Cofrin Auditorium

There Can Only Be One
is a multimedia performance conceived and produced by MFA dance students Lauren Beale and Brooke Gessay in collaboration with Ana Baer Carrillo. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 16-17, Black Box

ATLAS Speaker Series: The Challenges of our Growing Population
Eric Rasmussen will look into the impact of increasing populations on cities and the challenges that result when people migrate into cities from the villages and farms of the world, including poverty, malnutrition, and disaster vulnerability. Eric Rasmussen is a clinical physician and research professor for environmental security and global medicine at San Diego State University.
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
5 p.m. Monday, March 19, Cofrin Auditorium

LIGHT: A Musical Journey
is a five-movement musical work that explores various concepts of light from the spiritual and emotional to the physical. Scored for chamber orchestra, children's choir, rock band, male octet and soloists, each group will express a different aspect of light. The concept of light will transform as the piece progresses, meandering through different instrumentations, tonal centers, styles, textures and media. The piece is written and directed by College of Music instructor Kari Kraakevik.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, Black Box

ATLAS Speaker Series: Can the Multiplayer Classroom Revolutionize Teaching?
Lee Sheldon, author of The Multiplayer Classroom, will look at the synergy between video game design and education occurring when students come to class to play and learn. Sheldon is associate professor and co-director of the Games and Simulation Arts program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His talk is entitled "Video Game Design & Education: Can the Multiplayer Classroom Revolutionize Teaching?"
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
5 p.m. Monday, April 9, Cofrin Auditorium

Double Feature of Multimedia Dance
Two MFA dance candidates share the evening with their original productions, each incorporating contemporary movement, improvisation, projected images, digital technology and live music. S is for. . . , directed by Cristina Goletti, is a duo for man and woman who push their emotional boundaries while exploring the politics of gender. (d)well, by Chrissy Nelson, is a collaborative multimedia dance piece.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Black Box

ATLAS Speaker Series: The Past, Present and Future of Electronic Music
Morton Subotnick, an international performer, composer and an iconic figure in the field of electronic music, will discuss the history and future of music and technology. He is also performing as part of CU’s Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. Subotnick was the first music director of the Lincoln Center Rep Company in the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
5 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Black Box

The Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts (CMKY)
will feature a series of concerts and workshops including a performance by electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick. He will perform Silver Apples of the Moon, commemorating the 45th anniversary of his groundbreaking work, which was been inducted into the Library of Congress. Vocalist Lesley Flanigan will also perform. Visit http://www.communikey.us for other festival events and workshops.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Black Box