Randy Pausch

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 McConomy Auditorium

Randy Pausch Professor of Computer Science, HCII, and Design Co-Founder, Entertainment Technology Center </em> 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.

See http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/temp/RandySept18TalkPoster.pdf

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