The 2019/2020 academic year marks the 20th anniversary of the ETC. To celebrate, we’ve reached out to ETC alumni to capture their stories. We talked with alums about their experiences at the ETC, how it helped shape their work and career after they left, and how it has impacted the work they have done, and are doing. As a professional degree, the proof of ETC’s continued success is our amazing alumni, and we’ve tried to get a nice mix across the years and industries to help highlight the range of their work and accomplishments. This book captures twenty interviews, and we plan to continue talking with alumni to help share their stories.
About Carnegie Mellon University’s ETC Press
ETC Press is a publishing imprint with a twist. We publish books, but we’re also interested in the participatory future of content creation across multiple media. We are an academic, open source, multimedia, publishing imprint affiliated with the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and in partnership with Lulu.com.
ETC Press publications will focus on issues revolving around entertainment technologies as they are applied across a variety of fields. Authors publishing with ETC Press retain ownership of their intellectual property. ETC Press publishes a version of the text with author permission and ETC Press publications will be released under Creative Commons licenses. Every text is available for free download, and we price our titles as inexpensively as possible because we want people to have access to them. We’re most interested in the sharing and spreading of ideas.
About CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center
The ETC is the premier professional graduate program for interactive entertainment as it’s applied across a variety of fields. Our unique, two-year, Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) degree is jointly conferred by Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and the College of Fine Arts.
The ETC was founded in 1998 with Randy Pausch and Don Marinelli as the co-directors. The faculty and staff worked together to articulate our academic mission which focuses on educational goals and creative development. And we also created an R&D Agenda exploring transformational games, innovation by design and interactive storytelling. Throughout, we work to prepare students to graduate as creative professionals.