ETC NEWS

ETC Open House

The Entertainment Technology Center will hold an open house on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 3pm – 7pm. If you are in the Pittsburgh area and have not had a chance to visit, join us for the open house. We will have the student projects from the spring 2019 semester on display for guest to... Read more »

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The ETC at GDC 2019

The ETC will have a presence again at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) held March 18 – 22, 2019. With approximately 50 students attending plus several faculty and staff members, here are some of the ways you can see the alumni, students, and faculty of the program. ETC Booth GDC Expo, 2720 North Hall... Read more »

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ETC Students Help Bring Magic to Castle of Miracles

This post originally appeared on CMU’s news page December 17, 2018 By Julie Mattera Email Media Inquiries An aging court jester is performing new tricks for kids who need a laugh, thanks to students at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. At Give Kids the World, a nonprofit Florida resort for children with life-threatening illnesses,... Read more »

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TheatAR Project Brings Childhood Classic to Life with AR

This story originally ran on CMU’s news site By Laura Kelly Email Media Inquiries All it takes is faith, trust, a little pixie dust and augmented reality to bring Tinker Bell to stage like never before. TheatAR, a semester-long student initiated project in the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), combines stage actors and animation to create... Read more »

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Jesse Schell named as 2019 KAPi Award winner

ETC Professor of the Practice Jesse Schell was named one of the 2019 KAPi award winners by Living in Digital Times.  The KAPi Awards recognize the most innovative games, software, devices and apps for educating and entertaining today’s digital children.  More information about this year’s award winners can be found in the press-release.

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Fall Festival 2018

Each year, the first Monday in December marks the ETC Fall Festival where friends, family and guests have the opportunity to see the amazing work done by our students throughout the semester.  ETC first-year students show their work from the Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) class, a tradition started by ETC Co-founder Randy Pausch many years... Read more »

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Alumni Spotlight – Alyson Szymanski Class of 2008

We are excited to share our conversation with ETC Alumna Alyson Szymanski, Class of 2008.  In addition to learning about Alyson’s adventures since leaving the ETC, she also shared her views on the gaming industry as well as great advice for current and future ETC students.  Thank you Alyson! ETC: What have you been doing... Read more »

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BVW Round 4 Final – Fall, 2018

This week marked final presentations of the Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) Class  ‘Round 4’ for the Fall, 2018 semester.  If you are not familiar with this class, students are challenged to build five virtual worlds throughout the semester.  They must work quickly, creatively, and collaboratively as they have two weeks or less to create each... Read more »

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ETC start-up creates Holocaust VR experience

The ETC is proud of our faculty and alumni who have made an impact on the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures Room, a new space within the David A. Tepper Quadrangle.  This new space is a technology focused lab that promotes interactive experiences that relate to different languages and cultures from around the world,... Read more »

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Employer Visits

Each year, the ETC is delighted to welcome various companies throughout the industry to visit us in Pittsburgh.  Below, Susan Timko, our Director of Career Services reflects on the partnership between employers and the ETC. “Do you have the summer off?”  That is a question I get very often during spring semester at the ETC. ... Read more »

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