Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

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October 19, 2018

IDeATe T-Shirt Design Challenge + Amy Lockhart + Student Survey+ Zynga Internship Discussion + SURG Reminder

Gonna Dress You Up in IDeATe

Amy Lockhart will be on campus to speak about animation, HCI students want your input on documentation practices, and we want you to design some IDeATe swag.

CAS Speaker's Series Presents Amy Lockhart in Conversation

Still from Amy Lockhart's work depicting what looks like a computer-drawn foot in a red high heel against a green backgroundWednesday, October 24th at 4:30 p.m. in College of Fine Arts Room 303, Amy Lockhart will speak about the ideas behind her animations, artwork and comics. She will discuss the techniques and production methods she uses including: self-publishing, animation, live action with animated special effects, website, and installation. She will also discuss her involvement with the DIY comics, and zine communities. For more information, visit

Zynga Internship Discussion

Representatives from Zynga will visit next Wednesday, October 24th to discuss internship opportunities with interested students. The talk will be at 6:00 p.m. in IDeATe Studio B (Hunt Library 106C).

Bit Bridge Halloween Showcase

Wednesday, October 24th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Ace Hotel. Independent game demonstrations by local studios, developers, and artists. A rotating gallery featuring work by local artists. Fun Halloween costumes. Game-inspired music and entertainment. Facebook event.

Your Input Needed! Survey on Documentation Practices in IDeATe Courses

HCI students in the IDeATe course Learning Media Design want your input! Their course project is to design solutions to enhance the learning and documentation process of students who have taken and/or who are currently enrolled in IDeATe courses. Right now, they are looking to understand students’ opinions on their documentation practices via a short survey. The survey should only take about five minutes to complete and your opinions will be valuable for their design! The survey can be found here.

Spring 2019 SURG Deadline is October 24th

SURG 2019 LogoSmall Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) are open to ALL undergraduates in any discipline, freshman-seniors. Grants are available of up to $500 for single entries and up to $1,000 for group entries to cover project expenses including but not limited to supplies and materials, time on laboratory equipment, or travel to another city for archival research. For more information and to apply, visit

saajtak Performance

IDeATe presents a special free performance and master-class on Tuesday, October 30th, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the IDeATe Media Lab (Hunt Library A10A) by Detroit-based art-rock ensemble saajtak. In the masterclass/demo following the performance the group will demonstrate the techniques and practices they have created using custom software and electronics as well as extended performance techniques.

Demosplash 2018

Join the Computer Club at Demosplash, its 8th annual computer art and vintage computing festival, running Friday, November 2, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, 12:00 - 10:00 p.m. in and around UC Rangos. See demos for platforms old and new screened LIVE on original hardware, enjoy tech talks, and play retro games at North America's largest computer graphics demoparty!

Amazon Sumerian AR/VR Challenge

Amazon has just launched the Amazon Sumerian Challenge, an online competition to create and publish AR, VR, and immersive apps using Amazon Sumerian's browser-based IDE. Participants will have a chance at over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Learn more at

Comedy Central Animated Shorts Program

Comedy Central has just announced their new Animated Shorts Program. This initiative is designed for creators to submit short form animated ideas directly to the network with the potential to sign a development deal. Guidelines and submission portal are available here. Deadline to submit is December 31, 2018.