Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

Beautiful Utopias

beautiful-utopias.jpgJoin BXA/IDeATe student Shambhavi Mishra tonight, May 10, at 8:30pm on the CFA Lawn for the premiere of her senior capstone film, Beautiful Utopias: a visual album. The film will begin at sundown and audiences are encouraged to bring blankets/chairs and snacks. Popcorn will be provided!
About the film: Within the context of today's film industry and social media environment, western beauty standards have always been lacking in diversity. The classification of "good" or "beautiful" entertainment traditionally stems from a single, biased point of view. This capstone questions how social media and on-screen entertainment influence our perception of beauty, whether we are more accepting of different interpretations of beauty, and how our definition of beauty changes from in-person to virtual screen-based mediums.

Experimental Sound Synthesis at Phipps


Annie Hsieh's IDeATe class Experimental Sound Synthesis has infiltrated the summer exhibition at Phipps. The theme of the show is Monet in Bloom, featuring soundscapes and interactive works from the class that are complementary and inspired by the paintings that were selected for each room. The show is now open and will run through September 25.

Open Hack Hours


Soft technologists, textile hackers, and inflatable sculptors! Open Hack Hours have returned for the spring semester. Do you have ideas or projects you want to do, but don't know how? Would you like to casually spend time with professors talking about ideas? Are you curious about robotics and/or textiles and/or soft robotics? Do you want to experiment with interesting materials and see what you might invent? Come to our Open Hack Hours! Everyone is welcome to join Prof. Chris Atkenson (RI), Prof. Melisa Orta-Martinez (RI), Prof. Jim McCann (CS), and Prof. Olivia Robinson (IDeATe) for Open Hack Hours on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm on Zoom. (Zoomline: Password: KnockKnock)