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Sept. 27: Actor Anthony Daniels, Who Played C-3PO, Will Test Student Games, Worlds at Carnegie Mellon's ETC, Oct. 8–24

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Actor Anthony Daniels, Who Played C-3PO, Will Test
Student Games, Worlds at Carnegie Mellon's ETC, Oct. 8–24

PITTSBURGH — Actor Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO in the six "Star Wars" films, will be a resident at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Oct. 8–24. Daniels will use his experience to act as a tester for ETC games and projects. He will conduct a second two-week residency at the ETC in April 2008.

Although classically trained, Daniels found his niche in new roles created by technological advances in filmmaking and special effects.

"Anthony serves as a tester for worlds, environments and interactions created by ETC students and project teams," said Don Marinelli, ETC executive producer. "He provides player, user and actor feedback regarding ETC interactive environments. He also serves as a resource into the filmmaking industry by providing first-hand commentary about the developmental process and shooting experiences. He serves as a reviewer for works generated within the visual story class."

Daniels was introduced to ETC when C-3PO was inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame at Carnegie Mellon in 2004. The hall, www.robothalloffame.org, includes both real and fictional robots. C-3PO, as a translator "droid" or robot, helped humans communicate with other droids in Star Wars. C-3PO inspired scientists to create robots with social skills.

Established in 1998, the ETC is a joint program between Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and its College of Fine Arts. For more information on the ETC, visit www.etc.cmu.edu.

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