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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.  The festival is part of The International Creativity Summit presented by The Pittsburgh Technology Council.  The summit is two days of art, tech, workshops, talks, performances, awards, parties... 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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ETC at GDC 2018

Each spring in San Francisco, over 26,000 programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and virtual reality gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry game development industry at The Game Developers Conference (GDC).  The conference is always big part of... Read more »

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Annual West Coast Trip

The week before the spring semester starts, the ETC first year students participate in our annual West Coast Trip (WCT).   During this networking trip, the students visit potential employers in the entertainment technology industry as well as meet ETC alumni in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.   The WCT also includes a... Read more »

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Chat with Randy Pausch

“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life, … If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Professor of Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction, was a co-founder... Read more »

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