I’m an artist, technologist, and educator whose work ranges from writing, to photography, to digital arts; I draw from a rich and eclectic background in emerging technologies, international development, editorial journalism, and visual art, combining these disciplines to study the technologies and semiotics which allow for not only expression but empowerment through expression. I examine the poetry of existence in this digital age through various modalities & manifestations of the mutual influence of technology and expression.

I’ve earned a terminal Master’s degree from CU Boulder’s Interdisciplinary ATLAS Institute, and have been working as an educator within CU’s Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program since 2013 – as such, my artistic, humanitarian, and academic pursuits inform and compliment each other.

Born in Idaho Falls, ID in 1981, I’ve lived, traveled, and worked extensively both domestically and abroad.    I currently live,  work, & play in Estes Park, CO.

Chris Carruth

Christopher M. Carruth



  • Print/Web article, “The Visionaries” /  CU Arts and Sciences Magazine / Boulder, CO
  • Listed in 8th in “CU Engineering’s Top 20 Teachers” based on average instructor rating, average course rating, and number of students per class.
  • Presentation titled, “Your Lecture Slides Suck…How to Engage Students” accepted at the annual Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference.


  • Exhibition of Visionaria Photography / Las Cruces Branigan Cultural Center / Las Cruces, NM / Group
  • Print/Web article, “The Visionaries” /  August Issue of The Rotarian
  • Student exhibition:   Nuestra Perspectiva / Boulder, CO
  • Helping Hands Humanitarian Award / Brush Rotary Club (or Nuestra Perspectiva)
  • Visionarias (editorial photography), Arts & Sciences Print Quarterly  / CU, Boulder
  • Visionarias, empoderando mujeres para el cambio (editorial photography) / Amaray Magazine


  • Grant awarded for Nuestra Perspectiva (Photovoice Project) / Boulder HS / Boulder, CO
  • Inmate course: Intro to Digital Literacy  / Boulder County Jail / Boulder, CO
  • Feauted Photo Essay, “Visionarias” / Photographers Without Borders dot com
  • “Empowered” photo, 2nd place /  Rotary International Photo Award
  • “Crescent Arch” photo, online photo gallery award / Nature
  • Presentation:  Image Glitching / aesthetics of corruption / Digital Frontiers Photo Club / Boulder, CO
  • Presentation: AI and Automation:  Our brave new digital age /  Golden Rotary Club /  Golden, CO
  • Humanitarian Award for The Visionaria Network / Boulder Rotary Club / Boulder, CO
  • Article in CUIndependent, “Making your Grade:  How Chris Carruth is Breaking the Traditional Grading Structure” by Editor-in-Chief Tommy Wood.
  • Article on Daniel Joder, “Attention Homes Benefit Auction” by Daniel Joder
  • Featured Artist, Photography for a Change / Online


  • Visionarias photo exhibition (solo), ATLAS Institute / Boulder, CO
  • Visionarias photo exhibition (solo), Boulder Digital Arts / Boulder, CO
  • Photovoice Project:  The Visionaria Network / Urubamba, Peru
  • Photovoice Project:  Refugees with the  Utah Workforce Services / Salt Lake City, UT
  • Photovoice Project: Hands-up, not a hand-out /  Attention Homes / Boulder, CO
  • Featured Photo Essay, “The Visionarias” /  
  • Presentation:  Digital Divides and ICT4D / CU, Boulder, Computer Science, Kara Behnke
  • Presentation:   Development done right / Boulder Rotary Club / Boulder, CO


  • “Insolence” Mixed Media painting, BMOCA’s “Open Wall” event / Boulder, CO
  • “Bicicleta” photo included in “Bike Art” at The Dairy Center for the Arts / Boulder, CO
  • Photovoice Project:  The Visionaria Network / Urubamba, Peru
  • Presentation: How to make your Photos Suck Less / CU, Boulder, Media Journalism, Nils Michals
  • Photovoice Facilitation Training Certificate, Photovoice UK /  London, U.K.
  • Scholarship, Photography at the Summit / Clarkson, Inc / Jackson Hole, WY
  • Photovoice Project: Developing Perspectives (S. Sudanese Refugees) / Boulder, CO
  • Scholarship,  Multimedia Workshop / Aurora Photography & Clarkson, Inc /  Denver, CO
  • Interview at Participatory Photography and, “Interview with Christopher Carruth, International Development Technologist & Participatory Media Researcher/Practitioner”


  • Lecturer/Instructor, TAM Program, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado / 2013 – Present
  • Photographer (Editorial, Fine Art, Commercial)  / 2010 – Present
  • Director and Lead Facilitator, The Vox Project  /  2013 – Present
  • Consultant (M&E, Participatory Methodologies), The Visionaria Network / 2013 – Present
  • Regional Asst. Manager, National Center for Women & Information Technology /  2011 – 2014
  • Director of Info Technology, College of Business, University of CO, Colo Spgs  / 2006 – 2010


  • BS, Business Administration, Info Systems | University of Colorado, Colo Spgs  / 2006
  • MS, Information & Communication Tech for Development | University of Colorado, Boulder / 2013

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