ETC NEWS

New reading app released: Reading Racer

Earlier this month, SeaShells Education launched Reading Racer, a free early childhood reading app.  Using speech recognition to help young children lean to read aloud fluently, the app features built-in speech recognition designed for iPhones and iPads, and provides young children (ages 5 to 8) with more than 200 short stories, poems, and jokes to... Read more »

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ETC at GDC 2017

At next week’s Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the ETC will have a strong presence with alumni, faculty and over 40 students in attendance.  Here is a summary of the information gathered of the ETC participation. STUDENT PARTICIPATION Nikhil Kashyap, ETC 2017 Platinum winner for a narrative review he wrote on ‘The Walking... Read more »

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ETC EXPLORES AUGMENTING REALITY

In an article by Danielle Lehman, CMU News looks at how the ETC projects from the fall semester, mixAR and Music Everywhere used Augmented Reality not just for play. “The mixAR team studied how users interact with a virtual agent — in this case a spherical robot — to examine how an interactive agent can... Read more »

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3-D Designer

Carnegie Mellon Today, took a look at ETC alumnus Shanna Tellerman (05) and her latest endeavor, Modsy.  Tellerman learned about 3-D design at CMU, which she chose because of the school’s strengths in math, science and the visual arts. While working toward her 2003 bachelor’s degree from the School of Art, she enrolled in the... Read more »

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New book from ETC alum Asi Burak

Press Release “This fascinating book shows how much games have to teach not only our children, but our society as a whole. Here’s hoping that the pioneers profiled here inspire a new generation to engage and participate in our political process.” –The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Retired Supreme Court Justice In POWER PLAY: How Video... Read more »

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ETC student Platinum Winner in Narrative Summer poster session

Organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) have announced the winners of the annual Student Narrative Analysis Competition and ETC student Nikhil Kashyap was named a Platinum winner for his narrative on The Walking Dead. Each year, leading game design programs at universities across the county integrate this competition into their academic curricula; participating students... Read more »

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Alumni Updates – November 2016

We love hearing from the going’s on of our ETC alumni and recently we heard from Ray Mazza (03), Arseniy Klishin (14) and Ira Fay (04). Ray Mazza writes “I recently launched an independent tablet & phone game – Merge Dragons – which I’ve been developing solo for nearly 3 years since I left the... Read more »

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Student Game Design winners!

Over the past few weeks our students have won design and people’s choice awards at international conferences for their work at the ETC. The ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY): The spring 2015 project team Kalpana, and their interactive experience ‘Injustice’ was awarded the People’s Choice award in the Student... Read more »

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Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Feature Pittsburgh, PA, 2016 –Paul Goodman, ETC faculty member Ralph Vituccio, and Tom Clancy (USA), Shipbreakers, Documentary Feature has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for an eye-opening documentary... Read more »

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“Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat: Intersectional Perspectives and Inclusive Designs in Gaming,”

ETC Press is excited to announce the release of “Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat: Intersectional Perspectives and Inclusive Designs in Gaming,” Yasmin B. Kafai, Gabriela T. Richard, Brendesha M. Tynes, et al. In Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat, the third edited volume in the series that includes From Barbie to Mortal Kombat and Beyond Barbie... Read more »

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