ETC NEWS

Annual Building Virtual Worlds Festival

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) was proud to host it’s 15 annual Building Virtual Worlds Festival on Wednesday December 3. Approximately 400 guest, including industry representatives,  prospective students, family and friends joined in for the festivities.  This year, we were especially honored to welcome CMU president Subra Suresh and his wife Mary as... Read more »

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Not Everything is Flammable is Released!

ETC student pitch project team DAM released their 2d platform game Not Everything is Flammable (NEIF) earlier this week through Gamejolt. NEIF initially began as a Global Game Jam prototype created by the DAM team:  David Shiyang Liu, Alex Hu and Mac Lotze.  After the Game Jam, the students pitched the project to the ETC... Read more »

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ETC student project Palimpsest in the news

ETC student project team Palimpsest has made an application with the Epson Moverio BT-200 augmented reality glasses that provides a glimpse of the future showcasing augmented reality’s role in our lives.  In particular, the team made a navigation companion that not only leads the user from point A to point B, but also has some... Read more »

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Michael Keaton named ETC Visiting Scholar

The ETC is proud to announce that Michael Keaton, actor, comedian, producer, and director, has agreed to become a Visiting Scholar for the Entertainment Technology Center. Michael became popular for his early comedic film roles, notably for his performance as the title character of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (1988), and later gained international fame for his... Read more »

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Tune Train at GDC Next

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) alumni Michael Lee (MET ’13), Nate Levin (MET’14), and Assistant Teaching Professor Jiyoung Lee (MET ’06) were on hand to talk about the design of TuneTrain and its impact after launching at this year’s GDC Next Conference.  TuneTrain was one of the 7 apps chosen to pitch at... Read more »

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Burghatory a finalist in the Yosemite Interntational Film Festival

Burghatory, a television pilot produced by Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) alumni Paul Navarro (MET’14) and current student Christina Tarn during the spring 2014 semester, has been honored as a finalist in the Yosemite International Film Festival. The pilot was produced in conjunction with Heinz College Entertainment Industry Management students Matt Angelo and... Read more »

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ETC Spinoff company Etcetera Edutainment changes name to Simcoach Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH, PA – Etcetera Edutainment, Inc., a leader in delivering video game-based training simulations, game-based learning and “serious games” to organizations for nearly ten years, has announced that the company is now doing business under the name Simcoach Games. Simcoach®, with reference to “simulation” learning, stands for “Simple, Interactive,... Read more »

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Pillow Castle on CMU’s home page

Carnegie Mellon University’s home page features a story about ETC project team Pillow Castle. For a look at the team’s project this semester, visit the team’s website. Congratulations to the project team: Albert Shih, Xiao Li, Allen Tingley, Zhengyo Wang, and Yuxi Zhang

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The ETC at CHI PLAY

This weekend’s ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) conference in Toronto will feature both student project work and faculty research. The spring 2014 project team, Transcendence, with team members Etaba Assigana (15), Eric Chang (14), Seungsuk Cho (15), Vivek Kotecha (15), Bing Liu (15), Hannah Turner (15), and Yan Zhang... Read more »

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Brenda Bakker Harger at the VIEW Conference

This week Associate Teaching Professor Brenda Bakker Harger will be in Turin, Italy at the VIEW Conference.   Her workshop is titled: Improvisational Acting: The special sauce paradigm. The improvisational acting paradigm is useful far beyond the stage: building teams that trust one another, problem solving in real time, becoming aware of and interpreting behavior, and... Read more »

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