Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

April 17, 2018

Cuban Interactive Documentary Screening + Pittsburgh Glass Center & Pittsburgh Filmmakers Classes + dSHARP Seminar: Evolution of AI and Ethics of Creation

On Thursday, May 3rd, at 3:00 p.m. in IDeATe Studio A ETC/IDeATe professor Ralph Vituccio and Andres Tapia will host a screening of the documentary that their students produced this semester in the English/IDeATe class 76-374 Cuban Interactive Documentary. Over spring break, the students visited Camaguey, Cuba and spent the week documenting the many various cultural aspects of the city ranging from working artists, street life, dance, and music. The students shot, edited, and translated the videos, created the UX/UI Design and all art assets, and programmed the interactive 360 video touch-points. Come see the results of this unique, creative challenge and transformative cultural experience!

Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pittsburgh Filmmakers offer classes available to Carnegie Mellon students via the CFA Interdisciplinary (62-xxx) courses. The Glass Center courses are 8 weeks long and cover topics like Beginner Beadmaking and Marble Madness. Filmmakers courses are full-semester, 9 unit courses in topics like Super-8 and 16mm Film Production. Spaces are limited and registration is first-come, first-served. For a full-list of courses and to register, interested students can contact Svenja Drouven in the CFA Dean's Office.

dSHARP (digital Science, Humanities, and Arts: Research and Publication) is offering an experimental digital research and publishing seminar class in the fall: 66-224 dSHARP Seminar: Evolution of AI and Ethics of Creation. The course will use digital publishing tools and digital humanities techniques including text analysis and data visualization to explore the evolution of AI and the ethics involved in its creation in contemporary science fiction and American culture. Students will use digital research tools to analyze materials and digital publishing platforms to produce and share their scholarship. For more information, contact Jessica Otis.

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