CMU Students Present Latest Interactive Technology In Annual "Building Virtual Worlds" Show

Byron SpiceThursday, December 2, 2010

Popular Live Show Also Available as Webcast

PITTSBURGH—BVW 2010, a freewheeling show produced by students in Carnegie Mellon University's Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) class, will showcase their latest ideas in interactive digital entertainment during performances on Saturday, Dec. 11 in the Philip Chosky Theater of the university's Purnell Center for the Arts.

The show boasts the best of the virtual worlds that interdisciplinary teams of students in the BVW class have conceived this semester. The student teams, including both technically and artistically minded members, use digital technology to tell stories, play games and otherwise entertain people. The show routinely draws energetic crowds each fall, including members of the entertainment industry.

A free public show, with seats available on a first-come first-served basis, will begin at 1 p.m. An invitation-only VIP show, which begins at 5 p.m., can be viewed via webcast; details for viewing are available at

The BVW class and show were originated by the late Randy Pausch, who with Don Marinelli would later create Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). The class is taught at the ETC by Jesse Schell, a renowned game designer, and Mk Haley, associate executive producer of the ETC.

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