Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

Inflatables and Soft Sculpture poster

November 08, 2018

Netease Games Info Session + Addie Wagenknecht Lecture + McGinnis Venture Competition + Daniela Rus Lecture

Unleashing and Igniting

Hear from hactivists and makers and get that startup going!

IDeATe T-shirts are coming!

At last week's FrIDeATe, we decided on a T-shirt design! We'll have them available at the next FrIDeATe on November 30th.

Info Session: Netease

Netease Info SessionOn Friday, November 16th at 2:30 p.m. at the Entertainment Technology Center, Netease will be hosting an information session on opportunities at the company. Netease is starting a new North American division that will be focused on adapting and marketing the company's mobile games. Internships and full-time positions are available in game design, UI/UX, engineering, and user research. If you are interested in attending the info session, please let Kelly Delaney know so that we can make the organizers aware of how many to expect.

Spring 2019 IDeATe Courses

Inflatables and Soft Sculpture posterRegistration begins Monday, November 12th! A handy list of Spring 2019 IDeATe courses is available at If you have concerns about registration, please contact Kelly Delaney.

Steiner Lecture in Creative Inquiry: Addie Wagenknecht

Addie WagenknechtOn Monday, November 12th at 5:00 p.m., the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry will host Addie Wagenknecht, an anti-disciplinary, experimental artist who works in the fields of emerging media, feminist theory, open-source tools, pop culture, and hacktivism. Known for works that span media including robotics, drones, network hardware, 3D printing and traditional paint on canvas, her work has been featured in the Vienna, Moscow, and Istanbul biennials and acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, and she's collaborated with Chanel and i-D magazine on a series of projects exploring the sixth sense.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

University Lecture Series: Daniela Rus

Daniela RusAmy Burkert, Vice Provost for Education, invites you to the next featured ULS event — a lecture by renowned roboticist and researcher Daniela Rus, "Unleashing Your Inner Maker." The lecture will be Thursday, November 29th at 4:30 p.m. in Simmons Auditorium A, Floor 1, Tepper Building.

Robots are everywhere, and for some, their pervasiveness causes a difficult problem. How can we accelerate the creation of robots customized to specific tasks? Where are the gaps we need to address in order to advance toward a future where robots are common in the world and they help reliably with physical tasks?

McGinnis Venture Competition 2019

McGinnis Venture CompetitionCalling All Current CMU Student Entrepreneurs! Registration is open for the 2019 McGinnis Venture Competition! Compete for a chance to win $60K in investments, gain exposure, and interact with investors and alumni entrepreneurs

This multi-round competition begins with two virtual rounds, and will culminate in a final live-round celebration in Pittsburgh on March 26, 2019. Check out the requirements and guidelines at

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.