The mission of TEDxUniPittsburgh is to share ideas among the various universities in Pittsburgh. Uni can be interpreted as meaning University and as meaning One.
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Location: CMU's Entertainment Technology Center
Tickets: available now!
Space is limited so fill out the registration form soon. The form will close on May 1st at noon.
Speaker line-up for the May 8th TEDx event.
Andrew Hosmer – Faculty Member, Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Entertainment Design Program
Marek Michalowski – Roboticist
Jesse Schell – Professor of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel Szecket – CG Industry Veteran
J.D. Whitewolf – Designgineer
The Yume Project – Current ETC Project
The Depero Futuristi team, who created a digital version of the Italian futurist ballet Balli Plastici as well as a digital puppeteering software during ETC's Fall 2009 semester, recently made a trip to Singapore in order to present their work at the CGAT 2010 Conference alongside several other researchers and industry professionals from all over the world.
The team received a very good response from students, academics and industry professionals and was thrilled to receive the Best Research Student Paper award at the conference.
Learn more about about the ETC project Depero Futuristi here.
With Carnegie Mellon's Spring Carnival later this week, ETC student pitch project IminiTech is well on it's way to being one of the main booth attractions this year. To see the progress the team has made on their build, see their blog.
Make sure to stop by booth 32 to see the I3 installation that features cutting edge immersive technology such as a custom-made interactive multi-touch floor and an industrial motion platform April 15-17, 2010 on Carnegie Mellon's main campus.
To see the progress on all the booths, check out the webcam.
Members of CPeLevated, the ETC team that designed YouMedia, the multi-media space for teens at the Chicago Public Library, were speakers at two recent national conferences. The team spoke about the design process of the space, choices made, and lessons learned in San Diego at the Digital Media and Learning conference, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, and in Denver at WebWise, the annual conference put on by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Both conferences showcased the YouMedia project as a successful collaboration of design, curriculum, and community strengthening. The result has been a vast increase in the number of teenagers using not only the new media resources of the space, but the more traditional resources of the library as well. The space, teens, and mentors involved in this continued success were recently featured in an article in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Learn more about CPeLevated and YouMedia here.