Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

Invite to IDeATe's 5th Birthday Party

September 12, 2019

It's FrIDeATe! + TEDxCMU + Kyle Motl Performance in the IDeATe Media Lab + Bio-Hacking Conference + CMU's Community Engagement

It's FrIDeATe!

Get over to IDeATe Studio A in Hunt Library for FrIDeATe today at 4:30 p.m.! We'll have food and cupcakes to celebrate IDeATe's 5th Birthday AND we'll be taking a look at your design submissions for this year's IDeATe t-shirt.

Join the TEDxCMU Innovation Team

The Innovation Team for TEDxCMU is recruiting new members to develop a unique experience for the big TEDx event at Carnegie Mellon in March 2020. The team is open to undergrad and grad students and the relevant areas that they're interested in are interactive displays, AR/XR/VR, CAD or 3D modeling + prototyping, electronics + sensors, animation + storytelling, generative/interactive art and design, AI- or ML-based projects, intelligent environments + stage design. Apply to be part of the team at Questions can go to Dean Dijour.

Please Try This At Home Bio-Hacking Conference

Please Try This at Home, happening September 14th and 15th at PERSAD Center Pittsburgh, is a space to explore and nerd out about the intersections of radical bodily autonomy and biotechnology. It's a 100% free and open to the public collaboratively-created event with discussions, presentations, and interaction from all participants. You don't have to be an "expert" to join in; this is a conference for anyone with a body. More information is available at


Transformations: Kyle Motl Performance in the IDeATe Media Lab

Appearing in the IDeATe Media Lab (Hunt Library A10A, basement) next Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m., Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser dedicated to the performance of creative music. His work explores aspects of chaos and complexity through involved rhythmic and spectral transformations while remaining grounded in an embodied approach to performance. Kyle regularly gives solo concerts which expand upon the vast timbral resources of the contrabass.
Kyle is active in a number of ensembles across the field of creative and improvised music, including Sibarg Ensemble (improvisation at the intersection of jazz and classical Persian music), Peter Kuhn Trio, Abbey Rader Trio and Quartet, Kyle Motl Trio, and Treesearch with Keir GoGwilt. His trio record with Kjell Nordeson and Tobin Chodos, Panjandrums, appeared on Best-of-2017 lists on the Free Jazz Blog and Perfect Sound Forever. Kyle has performed and recorded alongside artists including Anthony Davis, Kidd Jordan, Mary Halvorson, Roscoe Mitchell, and Wadada Leo Smith, among others.
Event info also available on the IDeATe Facebook.

Inventory of CMU's Community Engagement Activities

Whether teaching computer science in our schools, managing traffic on our roads, or bringing world-class art and music to neighborhoods around Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University's faculty, staff, students, and alumni make enormous contributions to improve our region. Now, in a new effort to share these efforts more broadly, CMU is taking stock of our ongoing activities across campus.
Do you work in the community as part of your role at CMU? Your help in filling out this simple form  will help the university better communicate our successes to partners across the region in the public, non-profit, and corporate communities. Many thanks for your partnership, and for your ongoing commitment to our region. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Rick Siger in the Office of the President at