Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

April 03, 2018

IDeATe Showcase at Meeting of the Minds + Fall 2018 IDeATe Courses + Study Spaces Survey + Mediating Urban Scenarios + Bungie Visit + Anvil Workshop

IDeATe will have a showcase space at this year's Meeting of the Minds. This is an opportunity for you to show the campus community some of the interesting projects that you've created in your IDeATe courses. If you interested in participating, please register at and choose "IDeATe Presentation" as your presentation type. The deadline to register is April 10th.
The Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes is now live and you can view the list of IDeATe Courses at
The CMU Experience Campus Infrastructure Group is keen to learn your thoughts on nooks - informal learning spaces that are being developed at key locations on campus. School of Design Professor Peter Scupelli has prepared a short survey and we ask you to take a few minutes to share your thoughts. Your views will help us understand your needs and prioritize future developments.
Wednesday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m. in IDeATe Studio B (HL 106C), Insook Choi and Robin Bargar from the University of Salford will be giving a talk on "Mediating Urban Scenarios." Professor Choi will address a design and technological framework to embrace a multitude of sensorial and immersed urban experience. Beyond visual and sound stimuli, things that are experienced and describable include networks, infrastructure, data, and stories. Professor Bargar will address design tools that extend virtual geometries and appearances to represent embedded and responsive systems. What are the agents to produce and mediate among people, practice, and technologies?
On Thursday, April 5th at 4:30 p.m. in IDeATe Studio A (HL 106B), folks from Bungie will be on campus to discuss game development culture. Peter Kugler, a tools engineering lead at Bungie, will be opening with an introduction about his journey into game development, and will then provide a brief talk on the history of Bungie and what it's like working at the studio. He will then go into the design process used for building strikes in Destiny, and conclude with an overview of the engineering internship program and the internship roles that we are recruiting for the summer. Following the talk Peter and Bryan, from Bungie will be available to answer questions and take resumes.
Anvil, the CMU maker club, will be hosting an embroidery workshop on Saturday, April 7th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the IDeATe Fabrication Lab (Hunt Library A5). Anvil is a student organization that aims to teach skills, create a community of makers, and provide opportunities to build stuff. They also have open meetings on Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the IDeATe Fabrication Lab (with pizza) and on Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Hamerschlag Maker Wing. You can find more info on workshops and meetings on their Facebook page.