Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

April 09, 2018

IDeATe Open Advising Session + Jack Rouse Associates Visit + SNOOZEFEST + Experimental Sound Synthesis at Phipps +  UPLift Challenge

IDeATe will have an open advising session this Thursday, April 12th, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Hunt Library conference room (first floor, near the Global Communication Center). We'll be on hand to answer your questions about the Fall 2018 IDeATe courses, IDeATe minors, or any general questions that you have. This session is open to all students so let your friends know!

A visitor from Jack Rouse Associates will be speaking to Shirley Saldamarco's Guest Experience and Theme Park Design class this Tuesday, April 10th, 1:30 - 2:50 p.m. in IDeATe Studio B (HL 106C). Visitors to the class are welcome, so stop in if you are interested in hearing about JRA's work in experiential design.

Kelli Anderson is an artist/designer and tinkerer who draws, photographs, cuts, prints, codes, and creates a variety of designed things for herself and others. Anderson will be giving a talk this Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. More information is available at

BYOSB (Bring Your Own Sleeping Bag) and sleep amidst giant inflatable artworks at SNOOZEFEST, an all-night, subtonal, subconscious experience! Carnegie Mellon's Exploded Ensemble and the Inflatables & Soft Sculpture course take the night shift for a midnight-to-sunrise concert on Saturday, April 28th in the College of Fine Arts Alumni Concert Hall, featuring experimental electronic musicians Lesley Flanigan and R. Luke DuBois. For more information, visit

Beginning in the late April, the Serpentine Room at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden will feature a sound installation from students in the School of Music IDeATe course Experimental Sound Synthesis. This winding room will be the temporary home for a lush plantation in vibrant array of colors, where one might also spot the forest giants emerging from the earth to join the spectacle. As you walk through the space, you will also find yourself immersed by hundreds of sounds coming from all directions, generated by tiny computers hidden among the foliage to guide, invoke, illuminate, and accompany your experience in this space. For more information, visit or

The Task Force on the CMU Experience wants your help in making our campus a better place during this year's UPLift Challenge. We are looking for projects that are modest in scope, but ambitious in imagination. A faculty-staff-student committee will select the best ideas, which the university will fund at up to $20,000 per project (but typically around $10,000), and execute them. Submit an application with your ideas by April 16. Unsure where to start? Join our planned information session this Tuesday, April 10th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Dowd Room, Cohon University Center.