Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

February 28, 2019

FrIDeATe with Alumni Guest Jeff Kunins of Amazon + Kamal Sinclair Lecture on Story in VR/AR + Alumni Webinar on Entrepreneurial Barriers

Today! FrIDeATe with Jeff Kunins, VP of Alexa Entertainment, Amazon

kunins-headshot-2017.jpgIt's FrIDeATe! Today, March 1st at 4:30 p.m. in the IDeATe Fabrication Lab (HL A5) we'll chow down on Mad Mex and we will have a special guest! Jeff Kunins, VP of Alexa Entertainment at Amazon, will be joining us via Skype to chat with students about the transition from being an interdisciplinary student to an interdisciplinary professional. If you have specific questions that you want to make sure are discussed, please submit them here. Event info is also available at See you there!

Steiner Lecture in Creative Inquiry: Kamal Sinclair

sinclair.jpgKamal Sinclair (@KamalSinclair) will visit the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111) on Monday, March 4th at 5:00 p.m. Sinclair serves as the Director of the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Labs Program, which supports artists working at the convergence of film, art, media and technology; as a Consultant to the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program; and as artist and producer on Question Bridge: Black Males, a transmedia art project. At New Frontier, Sinclair develops and supports landmark projects in the evolution of story, including experiments with VR, AR, and data as storytelling media. She was recently profiled by NY Magazine as a leading figure in the VR industry. This lecture is made possible by the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.

CMUConnect Alumni Webinar: Entrepreneurial Barriers: Does Gender Make a Difference?

What attributes do investors need to see in entrepreneurs in order to invest? What barriers can derail a founder’s success? Are the answers to these questions the same for both men and women? Join Cindy Padnos (TPR 1980), Founder & Managing Partner, Illuminate Ventures, and Shanna Tellerman, (A 2003, CMU 2005), Co-founder and CEO, Modsy to learn more about why perceptions matter when it comes to gender bias in the startup world; and discover how to use the information to break down barriers. Padnos and Tellerman will present their webinar on March 7th at 1:00 p.m. Find more information and register here.

Motion Graphics and Multimedia Internship

EdLab is a research, design, and development unit at Teachers College, Columbia University. They are currently searching for a Motion Graphics and Multimedia intern to work with a team of designers and producers to enhance educational opportunities. For more information and to apply, visit

3D Animation Specialist

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), part of CMU's Robotics Institute is seeking a talented and creative 3D animation specialist to develop detailed concept visualizations that convey novel robotic solutions to customers. The candidate should have a general understanding of mechanisms and vehicles and be able to demonstrate their skills in visualizing both. The candidate should have experience with V-Ray rendering, creating and utilizing texture mapping, and creating highly realistic renderings. For more information, contact

Tough Art Residency Program

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh announces a request for proposals for its annual Tough Art Residency Program. (Hint! IDeATe instructor R. Zacharias is a graduate of the program and would be happy to answer any questions that you have about it!) The residency invites artists to work in the museum to develop and create artworks that will be exhibited fall/winter 2019. Applications are due March 31, 2019. Questions can be directed to

Allen Chi Gaming Scholarship

The 2019 Allen Chi Gaming Scholarship will award 25 scholarships in amounts ranging from $1000 to $5000 to students studying toward a career in gaming. Information and the online application is available at Deadline to apply is April 30th, 2019.