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The ETC at SIGGRAPH 2019

Back in LA this year, the ETC will have many students and alumni in participation of this year’s conference. We will also have a booth #959, please stop by and say ‘Hi” SIGGRAPH VOLUNTEERS Zoe Bai (2020) Yu-Kai Chiu (2020) Sahar Kausar (2019) Kristy Tsai (2020) Hongzhu Zhao (2020) COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION Ana Balliache Liendo, (2012),... Read more »

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Prism wins best student game

At yesterday’s Games for Change Awards, ETC student project won the Best Student Game category. The team of Ridma Ramesh, Xueyang (Lena) Wang, Dan Wolpow, Yutian Zheng and Yidi Zhu created an app that helped 3rd and 4th graders empathize with their peers on the autism spectrum. Congratulations to the team! To play the game,... Read more »

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ETC Class of 2019

On May 19, 2019 the ETC honored 75 students as we held the 2019 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 winners Soo Jeong Bae (09)... Read more »

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Museum Lab opens at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

This article was originally released on the WESA website. https://www.wesa.fm/post/new-museum-lab-childrens-museum-provides-space-budding-technologists-play The Museum Lab at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 27.KATHLEEN J. DAVIS / 90.5 WESA The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh held a grand opening this past weekend for its new Museum Lab, a space that allows kids 10 and... Read more »

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Vituccio, Cho To Screen Their VR Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

This article is from CMU’s new site: https://www.cmu.edu/piper/news/archives/2019/april/vr-documentary.html By Bruce Gerson Email Dive under the chilly, majestic sea off the rocky coast of South Korea, hold your breath and fish with your hands with the Haenyeo, about a dozen women keeping the ancient native tradition alive. You can experience this amazing National Geographic-like underwater adventure in... Read more »

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ETC Open House

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 »

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The ETC at GDC 2019

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 »

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ETC Students Help Bring Magic to Castle of Miracles

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 »

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TheatAR Project Brings Childhood Classic to Life with AR

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 »

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Jesse Schell named as 2019 KAPi Award winner

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.

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