ETC Press is excited to announce the release of "Transmedia Storytelling: Imagery, Shapes and Techniques" by Mac Giovagnoli.
IndieCade also hosted Well Played sessions, inspired by the ETC Press book series and journal, in which developers played and analyzed select games from the festival finalists (including Way). And with around 3 dozen ETC alums and students in attendance, it was a great event all around.
Today in Pittsburgh on Carnegie Mellon's main campus the university held its 11th annual Andy Award and the ETC's very own Steve Audia took home the award for Outstanding Innovation. The Andy Awards, named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, are a tribute to the spirit of teamwork and dedication embodied by the staff at Carnegie Mellon University. Individual staff members and teams of colleagues whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program.
The Andy Award for Outstanding Innovation recognizes those who have developed new approaches, methods and systems to improve organizational effectiveness. They have demonstrated imagination and creativity in finding solutions to problems or fostering change that has benefited the university community. These nominees are thinkers and doers, people who have discovered new paths to excellence.
Steve Audia, Entertainment Technology Center
Nominated by: M.K. Haley
A large part of the success of the ETC and its students is only possible due to Steve's dedication. He is an inventor, systems integrator, IT manager, researcher, contract negotiator, hardware designer and strategist. For over a decade, Steve has created, crafted, coaxed, aggregated, maintained and repaired every imaginable kind of equipment, from PCs to servers to one-of-a-kind input and display devices. His creative and technical contributions have been the backbone of the ETC; it could not have risen as high as it has without him. Steve is an invaluable part of the ETC.
You can enjoy Jesse and other Schell Games employees as one of the pieces in this week's edition of "Pittsburgh 360" on WQED. Pittsburgh 360 is a dynamic, interactive look at the people, places, issues and stories that shape the fabric of Pittsburgh and it surrounding communities.
Description: This episode features a local company which is using solar power to purify and desalinate water, and a group of local non-profits which have developed a program to help some of Pittsburgh's most at-risk teenagers to stay in school and strive for college. Also a visit to a video game production company on Pittsburgh's South Side.
The episode will air tonight, Thursday October 6th at 7:30pm. If you missed it, don't worry, episodes are repeated online after they air here.