THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
Sept. 10, 4 p.m. ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium. Free
Nicole Glaros is an entrepreneur and managing director of TechStars Boulder, a tech accelerator program, where she works with seed-stage Web software companies. Glaros will talk about the importance of innovation, fearlessness and leadership, Colorado’s evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem and the hows and whys of entrepreneurship for students.
THE EARTH IMAGERY INDUSTRY
Sept. 17, 4 p.m. ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium. Free
Walter S. Scott is founder, CTO and executive vice president of DigitalGlobe, a geospatial information service provider with commercial access to a rapidly expanding supply of high-quality earth imagery and geospatial information products. He will discuss the origins of Digital- Globe, its operation of a three-satellite-imaging constellation, and the birth, growth and future of the industry.
HOW TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY CHANGE WRITING AND LITERATURE
Oct. 1, 4 p.m. ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium. Free
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, professor of English at the University of Maryland and director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, will draw from his book, Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing. How has the word processor changed the history and culture of authorship? How have electronic files changed our concept of the manuscript? The talk will explore questions of technology, research, content and writing at the intersection of literary and technological history.
HELP! MY AVATAR WAS ROBBED!!
Oct. 8, 4 p.m. ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium, room 100. Free
Greg Lastowka, professor at Rutgers University Law School and author of Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds, will discuss how real-world laws are adapted to virtual worlds. As avatars lose virtual property to criminals online, people feel cheated and increasingly seek legal remedies. Lastowka will explain how governments respond to cyberspace chaos and explore the laws of property, crime and copyright in virtual worlds.
WHAT IS THE INTERNET DOING TO OUR BRAINS?!
Oct. 22, 4 p.m. ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium. Free
Nicholas Carr, Boulder-based author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated bestseller, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, and the Atlantic Magazine article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” will examine how digital media affects the way we think, read and interact. He will discuss what we gain and lose as we immerse ourselves in these new technologies.
TECH-SAVVY GIRLS, GENDER AND GAMES
Nov. 5, 4 p.m. ATLAS Cofrin Auditorium. Free
Yasmin Kafai, the professor of learning and instruction at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will discuss issues of gender and technology. One of the first researchers to establish the field of game studies, she directed the research for “Under the Microscope: A Decade of Gender Equity Interventions in the Sciences” and participated in the National Commission on Gender, Technology and Teaching that authored “Tech-Savvy Girls: Educating Girls in the Computer Age.”
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel. Learn more: http://www.colorado.edu/atlas/speakerseries.