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In memoriam: Randy Pausch

Professor Randy Pausch of Last Lecture” fame died last week. He was not only an inspiration to millions for his incredibly good attitude about life and death, Professor Pausch was also a big proponent of the combination of art + science.

This article on MSNBC writes, “He co-founded Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, a master’s program for bringing artists and engineers together. The university named a footbridge in his honor. He also created an animation-based teaching program for high school and college students to have fun while learning computer programming.
“In February, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in California announced the creation of the Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund for university students who pursue careers in game design, development and production

I am saddened by such a loss, but I am thrilled that this man took his last few months of life to share his lessons with his children and the world.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.