Arts and Media (TAM), ATLAS Whaaat!? Lab, BTU Lab, Daniel Rankin, Danny Rankin, electronics podcast, MacroFab, macrofab engineering podcast, Ravine, Technology, University of Colorado Boulder
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MEP EP #171: Mayonnaise Drone (And Other War Crimes)

Podcast Notes

Danny Rankin

  • An instructor in the Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • The courses Danny teaches and his individual research reflect a diverse array of expertise, including graphic design, material fabrication, game design, hardware hacking, sustainable agriculture and large-scale installation art
  • Co-directs the ATLAS Whaaat!? Lab, a space for experimental game and interaction design
  • Cooperative card game Ravine, which began in a TAM game design class, later became one of the most popular card game Kickstarters of 2017
  • Mentors in the ATLAS BTU Lab (blow things up)
  • Holds a Master of Science from the ATLAS CTD program, and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from CU Boulder

Atlas Institute

  • What is it? ATLAS is an interdisciplinary institute for radical creativity, design and invention.
  • What is Danny’s role?
  • How is the engineering department involved?

Whaaat!? And BTU lab

  • What are they?
  • Projects?
    • Vacuum drink delivery fridge?
  • Who can get involved?

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Danny Rankin and his internet of tubes project.

Danny Rankin and his internet of tubes project.

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!