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Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

CMU Libraries employee taping posters encouraging voting in the 2020 general election to a wall outside of Hunt Library

October 22, 2020

Niantic Talk + Get Out the Vote + Natural Dye Workshop

Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women's Vote

Carnegie Mellon Libraries are excited to join the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art in celebrating "GET OUT THE VOTE: Empowering the Women's Vote." In partnership with AIGA and Vote411, this exhibit invites AIGA members to submit nonpartisan posters to commemorate women's voting rights. Don't miss the MIller ICA Gallery's Pittsburgh edition of this exhibit on-view until November 15th.

Pictured above: IDeATe Adjunct Professor and Libraries Designer Heidi Wiren Bartlett installs posters at the entrance of Hunt Library. The posters are available for free and can be downloaded, printed, and posted anywhere!

cropped-niantic-talk-f20.pngNiantic Talk

Please note: We've added CMU Authentication to make our Zoom call safe, so please make sure you login with your CMU Zoom credentials.
Join GCS and guest speakers Matt Ein and Laura Warner from Niantic for a virtual talk on 10/23 at 6 PM ET on Zoom ( Come to learn more about designing geolocation games, working in the games industry, and life at Niantic! If you join early enough, you may be placed in a waiting room, so please be sure to rejoin closer to the event start time. RSVP at our Facebook event here:


Steiner Lecture with Legacy Russell

This Friday, October 23 at 12:00 pm ET, the Carnegie Mellon School of Art and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry are collaborating to bring new-media arts curator and writer Legacy Russell for a public lecture via Zoom. Russell is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the author of Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto. Please RSVP! More info is available at

soft-technologies-natural-dye-banner-900.jpgNatural Dye Workshop

Learn how to use food and food waste as non-toxic natural dye materials for use with natural fibers. Dyeing with plant materials dates back more than 3,000 years. Come experience the wonder of using plants to color cloth!
Wear a mask and maintain physical distancing at this outdoor, in-person workshop. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be provided.


Workshop is limited to 20 in-person participants. Register to request a spot. Questions? Contact Olivia at

Santa Monica Studio Info Sessions

Santa Monica Studio, the video game development team for PlayStation, will be holding two info sessions for students interested in careers in Programming and Design.
The programming info session will be Monday, October 26 at 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT.
Meeting number (access code): 131 185 8843
Meeting password: Programming1026!
The design info session will be Monday, November 2 at 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT.
Meeting number (access code): 131 764 4673
Meeting password: Design112!

Starcraft II/AI Study: Participants Needed!

Starcraft II players! Want to play Starcraft as part of a research study? If so, you are invited to participate in an experiment that will provide you with a chance to collaborate with an AI while playing Starcraft II. We will be running these experiments beginning the week of October 26.
The experiment will take no more than 60 minutes and you will be compensated with a $10 Amazon gift card for your participation.

Participants in the study will play Starcraft II guided by an AI designed to provide strategy suggestions to players. Participants will install Starcraft II and an additional software tool to guide players throughout the experiment. Participants will take pre- and post-experiment questionnaire and upload their game play data collected during the experiment on a cloud repository. The experiment will take place on the participants’ local computer and requires a Windows operating system. (Recommended specs below.)

If you are interested in participating, please sign up at the following link:

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Nicolas Soria Zurita at with the subject line “Starcraft Experiment Registration”.

Recommended computer specs:

Operating System: Windows® 10 64-bit

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD FX Series Processor or better

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 650 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7790 or better