World Maker Faire New York 2013

Entertainment Technology Projects


New York City College of Technology, Entertainment Technology Department, Projects Demonstrating Theme Park Control Technologies and other Interactive techniques.rn


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Sue Brandt

Susan Brandt is an Assistant Professor of Production Management in Entertainment Technology department at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts from California State Polytechnic University Pomona.rnSue Brandt is the Production Manager for the Entertainment Technology Department as well as Theatreworks; the resident theatre company at New York City College of Technology.rnShe was the Technical Director for USDAN Performing Arts Center in the summer of 2008. She has been lighting modern dance since 1990. She was the Resident lighting designer for Rudy Perez from 2001 to 2006. She was the resident Lighting and Sound designer for Theatre USC-USA at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000, 2001and 2005. She also has created the sound designs for LA women's Shakespeare Festival productions of "A Winter's Tale" and the "Tempest", and "Merchant of Venice." Sue was the Chair of Southern California Section of USITT from 2003 to 2008.rnSue Brandt's current research has begun with preliminary research in developing a networkable and intelligent cue light system.rn

John Huntington

John Huntington is a (full) Professor of Entertainment Technology at New York City College of Technology (CUNY). Through his consulting company, Zircon Designs, Huntington freelances as an entertainment and show control systems consultant, author, and sound designer/engineer.rnHuntington's book, Control Systems for Live Entertainment, was first published by Focal Press in 1994; a second edition was released in 2000, and a third major update was released in 2007. The book was the first on the topic of entertainment control and show control, and continues to be the leading book in the field. In 2012, Huntington released a major, self-published update to the book and retitled it Show Networks and Control Systems.rnMr. Huntington has written more than 40 published articles, one of which--Rethinking Entertainment Technology Education--won USITT's Herbert D. Greggs Merit award in 2004. He has sound designed over 20 productions in New York City and regional theatres like Seattle Rep, and has given more than 25 master classes, workshops, presentations, papers, and talks at conferences and trade shows throughout the United States.rn


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