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ETC Open House

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The Entertainment Technology Center will hold an open house on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 3pm – 7pm. If you are in the Pittsburgh area and have not had a chance to visit, join us for the open house. We will have the student projects from the spring 2019 semester on display for guest to… Read more »

The ETC at GDC 2019

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The ETC will have a presence again at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) held March 18 – 22, 2019. With approximately 50 students attending plus several faculty and staff members, here are some of the ways you can see the alumni, students, and faculty of the program. ETC Booth GDC Expo, 2720 North Hall… Read more »

ETC Students Help Bring Magic to Castle of Miracles

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This post originally appeared on CMU’s news page December 17, 2018 By Julie Mattera Email Media Inquiries An aging court jester is performing new tricks for kids who need a laugh, thanks to students at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. At Give Kids the World, a nonprofit Florida resort for children with life-threatening illnesses,… Read more »

TheatAR Project Brings Childhood Classic to Life with AR

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This story originally ran on CMU’s news site By Laura Kelly Email Media Inquiries All it takes is faith, trust, a little pixie dust and augmented reality to bring Tinker Bell to stage like never before. TheatAR, a semester-long student initiated project in the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), combines stage actors and animation to create… Read more »

Fall Festival 2018

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Each year, the first Wednesday in December marks the ETC Fall Festival where friends, family and guests have the opportunity to see the amazing work done by our students throughout the semester.  ETC first-year students show their work from the Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) class, a tradition started by ETC Co-founder Randy Pausch many years… Read more »

BVW Round 4 Final – Fall, 2018

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This week marked final presentations of the Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) Class  ‘Round 4’ for the Fall, 2018 semester.  If you are not familiar with this class, students are challenged to build five virtual worlds throughout the semester.  They must work quickly, creatively, and collaboratively as they have two weeks or less to create each… Read more »

ETC start-up creates Holocaust VR experience

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The ETC is proud of our faculty and alumni who have made an impact on the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures Room, a new space within the David A. Tepper Quadrangle.  This new space is a technology focused lab that promotes interactive experiences that relate to different languages and cultures from around the world,… Read more »

Employer Visits

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Each year, the ETC is delighted to welcome various companies throughout the industry to visit us in Pittsburgh.  Below, Susan Timko, our Director of Career Services reflects on the partnership between employers and the ETC. “Do you have the summer off?”  That is a question I get very often during spring semester at the ETC. … Read more »

Project Pitches

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The ETC offers a project-based curriculum and in general, the projects originate in three ways: external sponsors, faculty research and student proposed projects through the “pitch” process.  Some of our most exciting projects begin as student pitches.  The student-pitch process was designed to give students the opportunity to explore an original idea that is of… Read more »

Anthony Daniels: ETC Visiting Professional

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We are delighted to welcome Anthony Daniels back to the ETC for his bi-annual visit.  Anthony first visited the ETC in 2004 as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame.  Since then Anthony has been visiting the ETC once every semester. Many ETC students are huge Star Wars fans so you can imagine… Read more »

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