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We are Front Seat. We are a group of graduate students at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University developing an experience for virtual reality chairs in collaboration with Sky Limit Entertainment.

Questions? Shoot us a note at etc-front-seat@lists.andrew.cmu.edu

Check out our project trailer here!

Our Partners

We cannot do it alone. Thanks to our partners’ guidance and expertise, we will be able to push our ideas further than we ever thought possible.

Entertainment Technology Center

The Entertainment Technology Center is the premiere professional graduate program for interactive entertainment as it’s applied across a variety of fields.

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Sky Limit Entertainment

Sky Limit Entertainment is a technology and culture company based in Beijing that integrates content development, IP operations and digital real-scene entertainment.

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INTERACTIVE

To take advantage of the medium, we want to focus our design on increasing interaction in both virtual and physical space.

UNIQUE

To emphasize the special capabilities of our platform, we want to discover what it does well and then craft an experience around that.

COLLABORATIVE

To create a more meaningful experience, we want to give people a chance to play with their friends and family.

Blog

Week 14

In keeping with our equine metaphors, we have entered turn 4. Soft Opening marked the beginning of our final stretch of this project semester. This is where the pros separate[…]

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Week 13

Hard to believe that we are in Week 13. Harder to believe that Festival is only in a few weeks. Hardest to believe that Soft Opening for the faculty is[…]

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Week 12

Well, I was right at the end of last week’s blog… we all had our work cut out for us as the intensity around the ETC picked up as we[…]

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Dong Hyun (Shawn) Kang

3D Artist

His passion is in environment art for game and film. He fell in love with environment art during his undergraduate years in Indiana University Bloomington. While he was participating in the 3D short animation film project as a Lead Environment Artist, he fell in love with fact that he can tell many great stories with environments. After then, he decided to pursue the career of 3D Environment Artist.

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Zhiguo Lai

Game Designer
Programmer

Zhiguo Lai is a new game programmer, 3 years game designer, and 20 years game player. I become a game designer of Netdragon Websoft Inc after my graduation from the optic in Sichuan University because I was inspired by the fantastic game World of Warcraft which I have played for 9 years. I want to design dreams for any other players just like WOW designers did. So I come here to chase my dream about becoming a better game designer for my player.

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Chance Lytle

Game Designer
Programmer

Chance studied Computer Science and Engineering during undergrad, and hopes to combine his strong technical background with his passions in games as art, the design of play, and visual storytelling. His largest goal is to make games that push the boundaries of the medium and define themselves uniquely, separately, and best through play.

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Conor Triplett

Experience Engineer
Producer

Conor studied mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, with concentrations in design, manufacturing, and psychology. He hopes to integrate all of those disciplines, as well as his love of story-telling, into creating meaningful and innovative experiences and attractions for people.

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Jue Wang

UI/UX Designer

Jue is a UI/UX designer with a focus on interactive experiences and emerging technologies. From creative problem solving to quick prototyping for VR/AR products, she is passionate about creating delightful experiences in collaboration with engineers and artists.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Email
etc-front-seat@lists.andrew.cmu.edu