Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

Children of CMU's Children's School playing with a labyrinth

January 18, 2019

Welcome Back + Physical Computing Out and About + Tough Art + AlphaLab Gear + Processing Day

Physical Computing Out and About

Over the Fall 2018 semester, our Physical Computing classes partnered up with different groups to explore creative solutions to real-world questions. Robert Zacharias' class worked with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Center while Garth Zeglin's class worked with the Children's School. You can read more about these partnerships on and

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

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