ETC NEWS

Alumni Update – Chris Patlovany

We recently heard from ETC alum Chris Patlovany(’14) on his latest ventures.  Chris is happy to announce that he and some friends have recently established MithrilPunk Press and their first game Legacy’s Wake: a 5th Edition Adventure Path.  They are currently working on their stretch goals for the funded KickStarter campaign. “Legacy’s Wake: a 5th... Read more »

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CMU/ETC To Host SATE 2015 Conference on Themed Entertainment

Pittsburgh (September 8, 2015) – Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and its Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) are partnering to host the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE conference, September 17-18, 2015. Shirley Saldamarco, President of Interactive Media Productions and an ETC faculty member, is co-chair of the event with Loren Barrows, Director of Business Development at... Read more »

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CMU Shines Among Most Powerful in Pittsburgh

The following is an acticle  from CMU’s 8.5×11 news.  Pittsburgh Magazine’s annual listing of the city’s “50 Most Powerful People” includes many with CMU ties, led by President Subra Suresh who comes in at number 8. “You don’t get this high on the list without an astounding resume, and few can match that of Suresh,”... Read more »

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Alumni Update Ivan Ortega and Bulut Karakaya

We love to hear from our alumni with updates on what they are doing.  Recently we heard from Ivan Ortega (08) and Bulut Karakaya (11) about their latest adventures. From Ivan: “For those who dont know me, my name is Ivan Ortega from class 2008, I helped startup LoadComplete in 2009, then joined EA as... Read more »

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ETC at SIGGRAPH2015

You may see a few familiar faces from the ETC this year at SIGGRAPH2015 in Los Angeles next week. Matt Costa (’12) is serving as Committee Member for the Computer Animation Festival.  Matt is currently an Associate Video Editor at Riot Games. WEVR will be in the VR Village Sunday – Tuesday.  This is a startup... Read more »

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The ETC celebrates the class of 2015

With the highest class number to date, the ETC welcomed 94 new alumni at the Diploma Ceremony on Sunday May 17, 2015. Following a dinner with the graduates, faculty, the graduate’s guests and staff, each graduate received their diploma in recognition of the completion of the course of study for a Master of Entertainment Technology... Read more »

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Patronus in the news.

The ETC project Patronus has been receiving national recognition for “Decisions that Matter – an Interactive Experience” as a way to change the way people react when they witness sexual harassment and violence.  Created in the style of a graphic novel, the tool is a game with five characters plus the game player. In roughly... Read more »

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ETC projects named Best Serious Games at JCSC 2015

The work of two ETC project teams, Imagica and YETI, Hello Ocean and Arctic Stars were recognized as the Best Serious Game at the Joint Conference on Serious Games (JCSG) 2015 at the University of Huddersfield, U.K.  These projects’ efforts were recognized for bringing ocean reef and tundra biomes into the classroom in clever, appealing... Read more »

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Alumni Updates, Mike Honeck and Federico Perazzi

Mike Honeck, class of 2011, was part of a team that just presented some nice work at the Society for Information Display Conference in San Jose, CA last month. A Tracked Automultiscope 3D Tabletop Quinn Smithwick (DRLA), Michael Honeck (WDI) Society for Information Display Week 2015 Conference May 31, 2015 – San Jose, CA To... Read more »

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Alumni updates

Earlier this month we heard from ETC alum Fred Gallard (07) who recently joined THRED as a Lead Product Manager.   THRED is a creation platform that gives people the tools they need to create and share multi-image stories, or “threds”, and has announced the launch of its mobile app on iOS. In addition to being... Read more »

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