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Thursday, August 22,2013

ATLAS Speaker Series

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Schedule of Events — Fall 2013

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – How Do They Work?
Sept. 9, 4 p.m.
ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium
Dan Grossman will share his recent experiences with MOOCs as an instructor working to reach a broad audience with a challenging elite university course. He will discuss the impactful aspects of MOOCs, the enormous amount of work involved, their superiority to textbooks in almost every way and their superiority to conventional university courses in fewer ways. Grossman is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.

Radical Ideas in Practical Times: Education Technology Today
Sept. 30, 4 p.m.
ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium
Idit Harel Caperton will discuss radical education technology ideas like Constructionist Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Schools-in-the-Cloud and how to design scalable technologies that can disrupt public school systems from within to support innovation-ready citizens. She is a pioneer in the use of new media technology for learning, innovation and globalization. Caperton develops platforms that combine game mechanics and social networking for learning that disrupt education systems worldwide.

The Art and Craft of Data Science
Oct. 28, 4 p.m.
ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium
Hilary Mason is the chief scientist at bitly, which is commonly known as a website used to shorten URL addresses, but which also has an attention-ranking product called Realtime. Mason is a co-founder of HackNY, a nonprofit that helps engineering students find their way into the startup community and co-organizer of DataGotham, a technology community in NYC.

The Art of Blending Animated Graphics, Live Performance & Video
Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium
Miwa Matreyek will discuss her creative process integrating animated graphics, live performance and video. Her animations transform, expand and illuminate as she combines them with her physical body during performances and composits them as video elements in her short films. Matreyek will also perform as part of the three-day festival MEDIALIVE: Exploring Live Audiovisual Arts, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

Analytic Super Food: Geospatial Data
Nov. 11, 4 p.m.
ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium
Jeff Jonas will discuss the use of large collections of data, including data on how people move that is created by billions of mobile devices, and about how competitive organizations are going to make sense of what they are observing. He is an IBM fellow and chief scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics Group, which works with real-time analytics and issues related to industry, government, privacy and policy. Acquired by IBM in 2005, Jonas founded Systems Research & Development (SRD) in 1984.

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