Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

February 15, 2024

Alum Jeff Kunins at FrIDeATe + Women in Animation + Playtest Nights

FrIDeATe with Alum Jeff Kunins + IDeATe T-Shirts

Jeff Kunins headshot

We have a big FrIDeATe coming up on February 23! Alum Jeff Kunins (DC '95) will be joining us via Zoom to learn about your experiences in IDeATe and also to speak about his experiences venturing into the world after Carnegie Mellon. Please let us know if you have a question that you'd like to be sure to ask of Jeff.


​Also, we have just a few more days to submit design ideas for this year's IDeATe t-shirt design.

All students are welcome to submit a design for this year's IDeATe t-shirt to

Guidelines are pretty basic. We like the words "IDeATe" and "Carnegie Mellon University" to appear somewhere in the design and for the year to be noted (2023-24). Only restrictions would hopefully be obvious, like no profanity, etc. Heads up that all designs will be subject to approval by the Trademark Licensing Office. We'll be looking at designs at the February FrIDeATe on 2/23 so we will take design submissions until 2/22.

Women in Animation Speaker Series Presents Laura Harrison


February 19, 2024, 5pm
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111)

LAURA HARRISON lives and works in Chicago. Her animations focus on marginalized, social outcasts with their own sub cultures. These fringe characters provide a focal point for her concerns with diaspora, trans humanism, gender and the loss of touch in an overwhelmingly visual world. Her films have shown at various festivals internationally including The New York Film Festival, Ottowa International Animation Festival, Animafest Zagreb, AL Film Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, EYEWORKS, Japan Media Arts Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, GLAS, Melbourne International Animation Festival and many others.

Organized by School of Art Professors James Duesing and Johannes DeYoung, this event is made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Melon University Center for the Arts in Society, the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office, Dietrich College Department of Modern Languages, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Humanities Scholars Program, IDeATe, and Carnegie Mellon School of Art.

Playtest Nights Have Returned to Hunt Library!

At Playtest Night, you'll get the chance to be one of the first playtesters for new games and student projects, or even bring your own game that you've been meaning to test. Playtesting is very common for video games but can also be applied to other kinds of experiences like location-based entertainment or interactive mobile applications. This event is for Designers, Playtesters, or Both!

Playtest Nights will be held in Hunt Library, Studio A from 6-8pm on (most) Tuesdays this semester. Play some games and enjoy some pizza!