ETC NEWS

More kuddos for Shipbreakers

Shipbreakers, directed by ETC faculty member Ralph Vituccio, Tom Clancey and the late Carnegie Mellon University Professor Paul Goodman has just won the Best Feature Award in the Documentary Category in The World International Film Festival (TWIFF) in San Francisco.   TWIFF is an advocate of social change, and they aim to educate, inspire, and empower... Read more »

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Going to SIGGRAPH?

If you are going to SIGGRAPH2014 in Vancouver, there should be plenty of ETC folks to see.  If you are in the EXPO stop by booth #540 –  to see Rebecca and Susan. Also, there will be some student alumni and faculty representation there too. SIGGRAPH Student Volunteers Rachina Ahuja Roma Dave Sai Shashank Kiramkonda... Read more »

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New books from ETC alumni

ETC alumni Brian Schrank (05) and Jeremy Gibson (07) recently have written books on video games. Brian’s book, Avant-garde Videogames: Playing with Technoculture looks at avant-garde videogames: “The avant-garde challenges or leads culture; it opens up or redefines art forms and our perception of the way the world works. In this book, Brian Schrank describes... Read more »

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ETC Spin-off One of 16 Alumni Startups Receive Investment From Carnegie Mellon’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund

From a CMU press release we learned that ETC spin-off company, Digital Dream Labs will receive an investment along with personalized mentoring from CMU faculty and alumni Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF), administered by the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Read the full press release on Carnegie Mellon’s news.... Read more »

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ETC Alum speaking at INTETAIN

On July 10th  a recent ETC graduate Arseniy Klishin gave a presentation at the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment INTETAIN 2014, as a producer of a project Speak with Purpose by a team Kotodama Fruit Juice!  Arseniy also gave a short presentation about the project and conducted live demos at the section of the conference... Read more »

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ETC welcomes new alumni

On May 19, 2014 the ETC welcomed 93 new alumni with the department’s diploma ceremony held at Heinz Field.  Following a dinner with the graduates, faculty, the graduate’s guests and staff, each graduate received their diploma in recognition of the completion of the course of study for a Master of Entertainment Technology (MET). The ETC... Read more »

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ETC at Games for Change

ETC student Lisa Elkin sent this article on team URSA’s experience at Games for Change, thanks Lisa! Games for Change challenged team Ursa from the ETC to create a large outdoor game to be played in Washington Square Park as part of the Games for Change Festival in April 2014. The team decided to tackle... Read more »

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Shipbreakers at the 11th Green Film Festival in Seoul, Korea

“Shipbreakers” a film by Paul Goodman, ETC assistant teaching professor Ralph Vituccio and Tom Clancey was recently screened at the 11th edition of the Green Film Festival.  The festival in Seoul has been the one and only environmental film festival in Korea and the biggest one in Asia and dedicated to introduce and promote environmentally... Read more »

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Student game now used to help teach social skills

The game Way, made in the fall  2010 semester by Chris Bell, Cynthia (Zhixin) Jiang. Hugo Shih, Katherine Rubenstein, Walt Destler and Paulwei Wang is now being used to teach social skills. “Way is an interesting experimental game that makes collaboration and communication crucial to success. In the game, pairs of students guide watch other... Read more »

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