Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

November 10, 2022

STUDIO Open House + Flavors of HCI


GCS Talk: Jesse Schell of Schell Games

This Friday Nov 11, at 6pm in Hunt Library Studio A, Game Creation Society is hosting a game design talk from a special guest lecturer, Jesse Schell! Jesse is the CEO of Schell Games, a large studio based in Pittsburgh that's releasing Among Us VR in a couple days! He is also the author of The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses and a professor at CMU!


STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Open House

Join us in the STUDIO on Friday November 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM to get acquainted or reacquainted with the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. We'll have information about all of our Lectures, Workshops, Research Funds, and Interdisciplinary Curriculum supporting, including information about our co-taught interdisciplinary course program featuring this Spring's course "Mediated Realities" taught by Lawrence Shea (School of Drama) and Johanness DeYoung (School of Art). We'll have pizza, beer, and seltzers from our friends over at East End Brewing Company in Lincoln-Larimer!


Fail-Safe: Los Angeles x Pittsburgh

November 11-12, 2022
8:00pm with ASL Interpretation
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pay what moves you: $15-$35

Fail-Safe is a recurring variety performance show which brings together artists exploring performance across disciplines to present new experimental projects in early stages of development. Organized by Angela Washko, Scott Andrew, and Jesse Stiles, this fourth edition of Fail-Safe will create a dialogue about performance between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Fail-Safe: Los Angeles x Pittsburgh comprises two evenings of new and in-progress performance works by interdisciplinary musicians, performance artists, and dancers from these two cities. On both evenings, visiting artists will be preceded by a lineup of Pittsburgh-based artists whose practices share affinities.

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Flavors of HCI with the User Experience Association

Join the User Experience Association (UXA) November 12-13 for their biggest event in the fall: Flavors of HCI.

UXA hopes to bring awareness of the incredible diversity of areas with HCI among undergrads in their early stages of exploring HCI. Flavors of HCI is a perfect opportunity for undergrads to connect with enthusiastic and inspiring Ph.D. students at HCII through a "tasting menu" around five topics: Human-AI Interactions, Social studies in HCI, Technical studies in HCI, Accessibility, and Critical/Cultural Approaches in HCI.

RSVP today!


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is coming! Nov 14-18, CMU's Project Olympus has once again partnered with the Pitt Big Idea Center to bring a great GEW to you! Be sure to register to attend events like panels on Steel City Startups and a hands-on social entrepreneurship activity led by Food Recovery Heroes.


ICYMI: Playtest Night

What is a "Playtest Night?" It's a place where you can test your projects and/or help others test their projects, part of the CMU Playtesting, a collaboration between Entertainment Technology Center, IDeATe, and Human-Computer Interaction. Playtest Night is held (almost) every Tuesday, 6-8 pm in IDeATe Studio A (Hunt Library, first floor). If you're interested in participating as a playtester or if you would like to have your project playtested, contact Weilin Yuan at Upcoming Fall 2022 Playtest Nights: November 15, December 6.