One of the great perks of being a CMU student is that you get free access to all of the amazing museums in Pittsburgh, including:  the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.  Coincidentally, Pillow Castle’s office (at CMU’s Project Olympus) is located just a few blocks away from the Carnegie Museum of Art.  Last week, the team made the trek over to soak in some inspiration.

Just standing inside of that deceptively gigantic museum, you can get a great feel for the presentation, sounds, and ambience of the space.  Amongst all the great work from Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, it was a simple piece that grabbed my attention the most.  I nearly missed this exhibit (pictured above in yellow) that we found in the contemporary art section.  If you look at it from one angle, all you can see is a yellow circle, but from another perspective you can see a strange city-like scene hidden behind it.  Simple, but cool.

- Mac

Concept Art Sunday - more beautiful, cryptic architecture concepts by our artist Zhengyi Wang.

…If you’ve seen the demo video, it’s safe to say that the majority of our game takes place in indoor spaces. A lot of them. Zhengyi has been working for over six months putting his BS in architecture to good use creating unbelievable worlds to live inside.

I suppose sometime soon we’re going to have to start showing folks what they look like in 3D…

It’s been a hard day at the office and its barely noon.

Albert has been like this for two hours. I don’t know what to do besides moistening his lips with a damp paper towel so he doesn’t dehydrate.

No one was ready. No one was prepared for the news. Not even me.

We have to go back to school in 5 weeks. One more semester for the Gipper.

One or more of us might not make it out alive.


-allen