Posts Categorized: Press Release

Jesse Schell named as 2019 KAPi Award winner

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ETC Professor of the Practice Jesse Schell was named one of the 2019 KAPi award winners by Living in Digital Times.  The KAPi Awards recognize the most innovative games, software, devices and apps for educating and entertaining today’s digital children.  More information about this year’s award winners can be found in the press-release.

Serious Play winners

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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 »

ETC Spring Open House

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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 »

New reading app released: Reading Racer

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Earlier this month, SeaShells Education launched Reading Racer, a free early childhood reading app.  Using speech recognition to help young children lean to read aloud fluently, the app features built-in speech recognition designed for iPhones and iPads, and provides young children (ages 5 to 8) with more than 200 short stories, poems, and jokes to… Read more »

New book from ETC alum Asi Burak

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Press Release “This fascinating book shows how much games have to teach not only our children, but our society as a whole. Here’s hoping that the pioneers profiled here inspire a new generation to engage and participate in our political process.” –The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Retired Supreme Court Justice In POWER PLAY: How Video… Read more »

Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Feature Pittsburgh, PA, 2016 –Paul Goodman, ETC faculty member Ralph Vituccio, and Tom Clancy (USA), Shipbreakers, Documentary Feature has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for an eye-opening documentary… Read more »

CMU/ETC To Host SATE 2015 Conference on Themed Entertainment

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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 »

CMU Shines Among Most Powerful in Pittsburgh

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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 »

TF-CBT Triangle of Life available on iTunes

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The spring 2014 team Transcedendence and their game TF-CBT Triangle of Life was recently released on iTunes.  With the tagline “Change how you think; change your life,” the TF-CBT Triangle of Life game is designed to help children age 8-12 better understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and move toward a better quality of life…. Read more »

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