ETC NEWS

Signature Course: Building Virtual Worlds

This article by Caroline Sheedy was originally featured on CMU’s news stories sight. See the news site for the original story. In just two weeks, Carnegie Mellon University students create a brand new world.  In Building Virtual Worlds (BVW), one of four core classes in the Master’s in Entertainment Technology (MET) program from CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), students... Read more »

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ETC class of 2020

On Sunday, May 17, the Carnegie Mellon University community came together around the globe to celebrate the success of the class of 2020. While not the normal commencement ceremony, the Virtual Conferral of Degrees contained some of the events as the in-person ceremony, like the CMU Pipe and Drum Band processional, undergraduate and graduate student... Read more »

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CMU’s hub for Computer Generated Imagery and Animation

ETC faculty member Moshe Mahler along with members from Carnegie Mellon Universality’s The School of Art, IDeATe, and The Carnegie Mellon Graphics Lab have created The Dopesheet, a website containing updates, tutorials, rigs, featured students studying animation at CMU. ETC recent grad, Muhammad Mir (20) is featured in the Animators Spotlight: “I’m now an Associate Technical... Read more »

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Confronting racism in the ETC Community – We Can Do Better Together

Confronting Racism and Promoting Equity and Inclusion, message to the CMU community from Farnam JahanianCarnegie Mellon University President, Henry L. Hillman President’s Chair Dear ETC Community –  We continue to live through unprecedented times together. While the world is still working to solve the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation is struggling with the systemic racism and... Read more »

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ETC Virtual Celebration

On Sunday May 17 at 10:00 am, Carnegie Mellon University will hold it’s first Virtual Conferral of Degrees. President Jahanian, the CMU deans and a host of VIPs have planned a unique and memorable event to mark the occasion of CMU class of 2020’s graduation. Viewing access to the Conferral of Degrees will be made... Read more »

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ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: The Unfathomed Voyager

Gamasutra spoke with second year ETC student Matthew Bofenkamp about the submission of The Unfathomed Voyager in this years ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase. Alt.Ctrl.GDC is dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Built during the fall 2018 semester for the Building Virtual Worlds class by ETC students Matthew Bofenkamp – programmer, Boyi Liu and Ruoxi... Read more »

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Hammer Earns NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Jessica Hammer, a joint appointment with both the ETC and HCII, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the organization’s most prestigious award for young faculty members. The award will support her work on creating learning-supportive game-streaming interfaces. Jess’s proposed project will apply her research interests in games and... Read more »

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2020 West Coast Trip

Each year in January, immediately following our holiday break, the ETC embarks on what is known as our West Coast Trip (WCT). During this networking trip, ETC first-year students visit potential employers in the entertainment technology industry as well as meet ETC alumni in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.   The WCT also includes... Read more »

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We will be Hiring Teaching Faculty

Thank you for your interest in Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center. Due to unforeseen circumstances, these positions have been temporarily placed on hold. Please visit our faculty career site to browse additional opportunities available at this time. The ETC is looking to hire new faculty members in Software Engineering and Game Design in the near future. Help... Read more »

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