Prof. Randy Pausch, of Carnegie-Mellon University, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer
. He's going to give a talk (probably his last) on Tuesday, Sept 18, at 4:30 pm, titled "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams". It will be webcast (details to follow). Blurb is below; hope you'll be able to tune in.
Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 4:30pm
Professor of Computer Science, HCII, and Design
Co-Founder, Entertainment Technology Center
Almost all of us have childhood dreams: for example, being an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living. Sadly, most people don't achieve theirs, and I think that's a shame. I had several specific childhood dreams, and I've actually achieved most of them. More importantly, I have found ways, in particular the creation (with Don Marinelli), of CMU's Entertainment Technology Center (etc.cmu.edu), of helping many young people actually *achieve* their childhood dreams. This talk will discuss how I achieved my childhood dreams (being in zero gravity, designing theme park rides for Disney, and a few others), and will contain realistic advice on how *you* can live your life so that you can make your childhood dreams come true, too.