Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

FrIDeATe! Have some food, mingle with IDeATe students, and get your IDeATe T-Shirt!

January 24, 2019

February FrIDeATe + Processing Community Day + Steiner Lectures


We're back for the Spring semester and ready to FrIDeATe! The February edition will be Friday, February 1st at 4:30 p.m. in the IDeATe Fabrication Lab (HL A5). Since we ran out of T-shirts last time, we've ordered another batch and will be giving those out, along with some food and merriment and whatnot. Event info is also on

Processing Community Day

Processing Community Day @ Pittsburgh takes place on the campuses of CMU and Pitt on the afternoon of Friday, January 25 and all day Saturday, January 26. We’ve organized a mix of skills-oriented creative coding workshops (with limited enrollment, at many levels) and free public presentations (open to all). Find more information and register at

Steiner Lecture: Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis will visit the Frick Fine Arts Building on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 a.m. as part of Pittsburgh Processing Community Day. Davis (@ahandvanish) is a generative musician and researcher based in NYC. Her work investigates creative applications of of music generation, data sonification, artificial intelligence, and sentiment analysis. More information is available at

Steiner Lecture: Laine Nooney

Dr. Laine Nooney will visit the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111) on Thursday, April 11th (postponed from January 31st) at 5:00 p.m. Nooney, (@Sierra_OffLine) is a media scholar and historian of video games and personal computing. Her current book project is a history of the computer game industry, told through a case study of the home entertainment software producer Sierra On-Line. More information is available at

Apply to AlphaLab Gear!

AlphaLab Gear is a nationally-ranked hardware accelerator in Pittsburgh, PA. They guide early-stage physical product companies through a 30-week program that takes them from an initial idea or prototype, through engaging early customers, to fulfilling demand by manufacturing at scale. Apply by 11:59pm on January 27, 2019.


Don't miss your chance to submit your incredible, pace-setting work to SIGGRAPH 2019. With submissions for Appy Hour, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Groovy Graphics, Panels, Production Sessions, Studio, and Talks closing on February 12th, time is waning on the submissions clock. Your work will be missed if not submitted, so don't let us down—share your work today!

Hedy Lamarr Achievement Award

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to announce the third annual Hedy Lamarr Achievement Award for Emerging Leaders in Entertainment Technology, which recognizes female college students in their junior year whose studies in the fields of entertainment and technology have shown exceptional promise. Last year's award was presented to a Carnegie Mellon student! Applications for the $10,000 award are due February 15th. For more information and to download the application, visit

PGH WinterHack

HackPGH will be hosting a hacker and maker event, the PGH WinterHack, on February 23rd. The event will take place at the space at 1936 Fifth Avenue in the Uptown district of Pittsburgh. It will be a great opportunity to meet other hackers and makers, promote your projects and HackPGH, and celebrate the late winter season! Great projects have already been scheduled. The event will feature a musical Tesla coil, woodworking and CNC, laser cutting, 3D printing, crafts, and more! Exhibition spaces are still available! We're looking for projects involving making with electronics, wood, metal, and other materials, hardware and software hacking / customization, technology-based art and music, arts and crafts, retro computing and the demoscene, frontier technology, hacking culture, security, personal freedom, technology and society, and STEM education. To apply, please email a short proposal to We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Space is extremely limited so please consider applying soon. We would also love help with setting up, tearing town, and safety spotting. Please email if you would like to assist with these tasks.

Tough Art Residency Program

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh announces a request for proposals for its annual Tough Art Residency Program. 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