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The ETC at SIGGRAPH 18

At this year’s SIGGRAPH  in Vancouver, BC August 12-16, you should be able to run into a few ETC folks.  Here is a quick summary of where you can run into a few.  We will also have a booth, #327, on the Exhibition Floor, stop by to say ‘hi’ when you can. Many thanks to... Read more »

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Serious Play winners

ETC students won the most honors in this year’s International Serious Play Awards competition for games designed for use in education or training.  The student projects won 4 of the 7 awards. Gold mental honors went to Prism, a transformational web browser game designed for 3rd and 4th grade children to promote empathy for individuals with autism.  The game... Read more »

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ETC Class of 2018

On the third Sunday of May, the ETC honored 73 students as we held the 2018 Diploma Ceremony at Heinz Field.  Following dinner, with fellow classmates, family, ETC faculty and staff the latest group of alumni received their Master of Entertainment Technology degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. This year’s ETC Alumni Award winner, Jon-Paul Dumont... Read more »

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Hammer Receives 2018 Teaching Innovation Award

Special thanks to the HCII department for this news story Jessica Hammer, assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, jointly appointed in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), has received the 2018 award for Teaching Innovation. All university award winners were recognized at the Celebration of Education awards ceremony and reception... Read more »

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Digital District featured in CMU news story

ETC student project team Digital District is featured in an article on Carnegie Mellon University’s news site for the collaborative work done with CMU’s School of Architecture, Heinz College of Information and System and Public Policy and the School of Design.   The team created a immersive and interactive experience using virtual reality to help city... Read more »

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2018 CREATE! Festival Honorees

This year 6 ETC student projects were named as Honorees in the Top Gaming + Education Projects of the Year as part of The CREATE! Festival & Awards.  One BVW world, Althea, was included in the Top Interactive Projects of the Year, not bad for a two week assignment from the ETC first year students.  The... Read more »

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ETC Spring Open House

New this year, we are hosting an Open House on Friday May 4, 2018 from 3-7 pm.  If you are in the Pittsburgh area, we hope you can stop by to see what projects the students are working on this semester.   Directions to the ETC Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center is the premiere... Read more »

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Jessica Hammer – 2018 Teaching Innovation Award Recipient

Jessica Hammer, Assistant Professor with a joint appoint with the ETC and HCII has been named the 2018 Innovation Award Recipient in this year’s Celebration of Education. The Celebration of Education recognizes the accomplishments of those who exemplify the university’s standards of excellence in education. This event celebrates Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished faculty members and educators... Read more »

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You Can Do More Than You Think: Memories of Randy Pausch

As part of CMU’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of ETC Co-Founder Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture, Distinguished Professor of the Practice, Jesse Schell gave a lecture “You Can Do More Than You Think: Memories of Randy Pausch” on Monday March 5, 2018.  Jesse Schell had the privilege of meeting Randy Pausch at the Walt Disney... Read more »

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Faculty piece at interactive exhibit

This year’s installment  of Digiplayspace at the TIFF Bell Lightbox includes ETC faculty member Heather Kelley’s commissioned piece, Hopscotch.  The exhibit aims to empower audiences to see everyday technologies in a new light, full of artistic expression and possibilities. An article in the Toronto Star describes the exhibition that runs now until April 22 as... Read more »

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