Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

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November 12, 2020

Spring 2021 IDeATe Courses + ScottyLabs' Crash Course

Spring 2021 IDeATe Courses

It's time to start planning your Spring 2021 course schedule. Make IDeATe a part of your experience! A handy list of IDeATe courses per area is available on If you have questions about courses and/or would like to schedule an advising appointment, please contact


Crash Course with ScottyLabs

ScottyLabs is hosting Crash Course on November 14th and 15th, and we would love for you to attend! Crash Course is an annual series of student-led workshops and talks that introduce you to various technology frameworks with interesting, hands-on projects. It is a great place to pick up new skills that you’ll be able to use in your projects, hackathons, and classes!
Feel free to attend one or all of the talks!

  • iOS and Android Development
  • Flutter
  • React Native
  • PyTorch
  • Blockchain
  • Postman

Check our website for the updated talk lineup, times, Zoom links, and more!
Also, be sure to register here if you're interested!


Conversations: Heterodox Academy

Heterodox Academy (HxA) is a nonpartisan collaborative that provides frameworks, tools, and community to thousands of educators, administrators, and students. As a nonprofit we work to improve the quality of research and education by promoting open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in institutions of higher learning.

Please register to join our special guest on Friday, November 13 at 5:00 pm for this unique virtual presentation and to learn more about Heterodox Academy.

Ilana Redstone is a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the founder of Diverse Perspectives Consulting, and a faculty fellow at HxA. She is the co-author of the book (Oxford University Press), Unassailable Ideas: How Unwritten Rules and Social Media Shape Discourse in American Higher Education and the creator of the “Beyond Bigots and Snowflakes” video series.  She is also the moderator of the HxSociology Community, part of HxA's Heterodox Communities initiative. More information about her work.


ICYMI: Soft Tech: Open Hack Hours

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) and Prof. Olivia Robinson (IDeATe) for Open Hack Hours on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm on Zoom.  
Password: KnockKnock


Soft Tech: Visiting Artist

Please join the Intro to Textile Media class in welcoming an upcoming guest speaker!
Rosa Sung Ji Chang 장성지 is a Korean-born visual artist, natural indigo dyer, and storyteller. She takes her inspirations from reincarnation, a cultural pillar in Korea, and her firm belief of pursuing a non-wasteful lifestyle. On Tuesday, December 1 at 1:30 pm, Rosa Sung Ji Chang will speak about traditional Korean indigo dye methods, her creative practice, and growing a community dye garden in Baltimore, MD.
All are welcome to the two events. RSVP is required. The visitors were supported in part by funding from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier and the Steiner Invitation Series.