TECHNE is a practice-based research initiative in the digital arts and humanities founded in 2002 by Professor Mark Amerika at the University of Colorado at Boulder. TECHNE develops innovative research methodologies that lead to the invention of new forms of media art and electronic writing. Recent research outcomes include game-based net art, live audio/visual performances, transmedia narratives, book sprints, hybdrized print and electronic publications, and mobile cinema.
Media Archaeology Lab
Nearly all digital media labs are conceived of as places for experimental research using the most up-to-date, cutting-edge tools available. However, the Media Archaeology Lab founded by Professor Lori Emerson – which is widely considered the largest of its kind in North America – is a place for hands-on, cross-disciplinary experimental research and teaching using still-functioning but obsolete tools, software, hardware, platforms from the past.
ATLAS Black Box
The Center for Media, Arts and Performance two-story, 2,700-square-foot Black Box performance theater provides digital technology for interdisciplinary performances that combine traditional and experimental media of all types, with work from students, faculty and invited guest artists at the intersection of music, dance, visual art, theater, film, creative writing, new media, digital poetry, video production, digital cinema, webcasts, and interactive audio and visual performances.
In this state-of-the-art environment, students and faculty can seamlessly merge creative endeavors with the latest in digital technology. The center also houses a television production studio, located adjacent to the Black Box.