ATLAS is an interdisciplinary institute for creativity & invention. We inspire critical thinking, research & exploration that turn ingenious ideas into reality.

University of Colorado Boulder
Joined November 2009
Feature: Daniel Leithinger directs The Transformative Human Interfaces for the Next Generation (THING) Lab, which employs shape-changing materials, sensors & unique design methods to make digital info tangible, creating a new generation of interactivity beyond sight & sound.
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Shoutout to Steven Frost, #B2 fac director, for some beautiful new work 👀🎊🔥 1. "Vexillologies” artist residency @platteforum (Oct 21–Nov 1) 2. Collab w/ @DenverArtMuseum including Frost's “Untitled Material Frequency” (Oct 24) 3. B2 residency+show “Slay the Runway” (Nov 13)
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Join us for this year's T9 hacks @ #ATLAS 🎉
calling all #colorado high school students. join us for au{t9}umn hacks, an 8-hour hackathon for all experience levels. See you on Sunday, November 7th, 10am-6pm
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📢 If you’re applying to ATLAS’s PhD program (@cuatlas), check out our student-run initiative focusing on providing support in navigating the application process! We want to dispel any questions about grad school and spread the ATLAS magic 🔮✨ forms.gle/TmZCUxuwiCMg1pBy6
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Returning from the virtual wilderness this year will be the Whaaat?! Festival hosted in person Nov 14 @ #ATLAS. We’re taking a moment to (re) introduce you to Whaaat!? Lab co-directors and dynamic duo Matt Bethancourt and Danny Rankin. Learn more: bit.ly/3FTWbp4
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We interviewed #ATLAS MS student Andrea Fautheree Márquez discussing her installation, Chicana Light, which uses projection mapping tech to show 3 video & audio loops from the 1960’s and 70’s Chicano Civil Rights Movement. The installation is a “love letter to her family.” 🙌 🌟
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Join us for “The Art of Tracking Everything,” a 1-2 day workshop on how to use the motion capture technology here at #ATLAS, next week, Fri & Sat, Oct 15 & 16, 9am - 4pm. [Come to one or both days - it’s up to you!] Learn more + register: bit.ly/3mAuokR
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The @technolochicas collaboration w/ @NCWIT aims to inspire Latinas to invent and create the future of technology. ATLAS @cuengineering alumna + Creative Tech & Design (CTD) major Susie Gomez-Burgos is one of the program’s ambassadors 👀
Educators - check out the resources from @technolochicas and register for the Oct 5 webinar to learn more about how to use their resources to support and enhance STEM education for Hispanic and Latina women and girls. bit.ly/3ubAYSo #HispanicHeritageMonth #STEM
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The controller switches between three modes depending on how it's held: - A sword ⚔️ - A crossbow 🏹 - And a shield 🛡️ As players change grips, the corresponding weapon is displayed in their field of vision. We're biased, but that's impressive:
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Congrats to Mason Moran, Colin & Luke Soguero, a team of 3 @cuengineering grads who took 2nd at Pinnacle hackathon. Their AR game, ARmory, includes a 3D-printed controller that changes weapon modes based on grip, giving players 3 combat options. Read more: bit.ly/3zXta7O
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Have you ever heard of VR flavor? With FlaVR Labs, 2021 senior Max Kittay designed a Hydration Tracking Water Bottle. The bottle gives water flavor, w/o chemicals or sweeteners, through electrode stimulation of the tongue, aromas & LED color ⚡ Learn more: bit.ly/3AM7Ljb
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Meet Tinycade: a platform designed by #ATLAS PhD student Peter Gyory & team @ the ACME lab to support game designers in making Alt Ctrl (alt controller) games where players can build the alternative controllers themselves with everyday materials. Game on, gamers [accessibly 😉]!
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The #ATLAS BTU Lab is back. Say hi to the new lab asst. LeeLee James (aka @twirlingtechgoddess on YouTube) & check out the ways you can become a part of this wacky lab [in person!] and see the new shop spaces (with even more fun changes coming soon 😉) It’s time to BTU!
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Color-changing tattoos, advanced solar power, and music tech. 🦄🎹 These are a handful of the many ventures showcased by @CUAtlas and @CUBoulder students at the 2021 @InnovateCUBldr Demo Day. 👀 Watch our recap of the event and learn more about Catalyze: colorado.edu/catalyzecu/
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What do you get when a buffalo and a wolf make art? A stunning @MeowWolf installation! 🎨🦬 This weekend, @CacheFlowe, @IAmFRiaK & others from the @CUBoulder @CUAtlas community unveiled their work at the new @ConvergenceStn in Denver. Congratulations! 🎉 colorado.edu/atlas/2021/09/1…
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Join us for an #ATLAS PhD info session this Tues, Sept 21 @ 9-10:30am over Zoom! Learn about our interdisciplinary PhD program that blends engineering, design, art and humanitarianism and visit w/ program faculty in breakout rooms. More info & links: bit.ly/3CsMY4 ✨🌟
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Psst, we're still hiring. #ATLAS is accepting apps for several positions, incl instructor, curriculum coordinator and tenure-track research faculty. More info here: bit.ly/3nL4HAs + please spread the word! (p.s. first 15 people to share get a free ATLAS t-shirt! 😉)
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#MeowWolf comes to Denver today, Sept 17, and we have a sneak peek of some installations 👀 Check out Galactic Autoquarium by Ria Khan & Moire Room by Justin Gitlin. Join us in congratulating our ATLAS affiliates, we can’t wait to see more! 🌀⚡ bit.ly/3kgHIel
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Marking the 20th anniversary of the #9-11 attacks, the ATLAS tower will shine blue for a week starting Sat, Sept 11 @ 12am. The blue reflects the color of the Nat September 11 Memorial Museum’s “Tribute in Light” art installation and the iconic mural by Spencer Finch 💙
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