Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

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January 27, 2021

New Spring Course in AR/VR

New Spring Course in AR/VR

IDeATe faculty members Tom Corbett and Lauren Herckis are partnering with Dietrich College to offer a new spring course: 99-129 Unreality: Immersive and Spatial Media. This course will employ virtual and augmented reality to consider how these technologies affect our experiences of reality and our interactions with each other.
99-129 will count toward a course requirement for IDeATe minors.
Space is limited! If you are interested, please place yourself on the course waiting list via SIO and let Kelly Delaney know.


Global Game Jam 2021

We are happy to share that registration is open for this weekend's Pittsburgh Global Game Jam 2021! January 29-31, join thousands of jammers from around the world online to build a new game. Also: GGJ is free for everyone this year!
No matter if you're a beginner trying to make your first game or an expert trying to show off, Global Game Jam is the perfect place for all! Individuals and teams welcome.
Register today at and then join the newly-created Pittsburgh GGJ Discord to participate. Questions can go to

Wanted: RA to Help Make Laser Cutters Smarter

Researchers in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute are looking for a Research Assistant to work with them on their project: Smart Design Files that Adapt to Any Material or Laser Cutter.
The project aims to make the laser cutting process smarter and effortless, so that anyone can take an existing design (e.g. designs on Thingiverse) and fabricate it using the materials they have. They are looking for a Research Assistant who can further develop and refine our prototype. You will get to experiment with 2D and 3D modelling tools, prototype laser-cut designs with various materials, and build an interactive tool for makers and fabricators. As part of the team, you will gain first hand research experience and co-author a publication.
The researchers are looking for students with experience or skills in front end and/or back end development (preferably in Python); experience or interest in CAD, digital modeling, or fabrication; experience or interest in creativity support tools; experience with 2D or 3D graphics programming is a plus.
RAs would need to commit to 9-12 hours per week over the spring semester. Work can be done for independent study credit (9 or 12 units).
If interested, please send the following to Nur Yildirim (

  • short description of your experience and skills related to the project
  • resume
  • list of times that you are available for a weekly team meeting during the spring semester