I’m Emmanuel Eytan, a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University‘s Entertainment Technology Center, where I was the recipient of the 2013 Randy Pausch award. That award goes to the graduate who best epitomizes interdisciplinary leadership through artistic, technical and interpersonal initiative, growth and excellence.

In addition to perfecting the skill of staring at my ceiling and raising that activity to an art form, I’ve acquired a few skills and interests along the way. Those include Python, PHP, C#, Linux, Unix, Scala, JavaScript, television fiction, the theatre, some novels, some movies, haute cuisine, cocktails and junk food. I have been known to use some of them professionally. Not the junk food, mostly the ones related to computers. I have studied some of them in an academic setting, mostly the ones relating to literature, fiction, movies, theater.

Some people I like, or in some cases admire, include: Denis Diderot, Michel de Montaigne, Jean Racine, Jean Giraudoux, Jacques Prévert, Chuck Lorre, David E. Kelley, Aaron Sorkin, Joss Whedon, Marcel Proust, Cole Tucker, Bobby Blake, Linus Torvalds, Bill Watterson, Randall Munroe, Federico Fellini, Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer James Portnow, Amélie Nothomb, Dorothy Parker, Agatha Christie, Pink Martini, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Dave Barry, Woody Allen.

I am from Paris, France, but I’ve lived in New York, San Francisco, London, Pittsburgh and now, following in the footsteps of Chuck Bartowski, Burbank. Even though I’m French, I consider wine to be what Port, Vermouth, and some types vinegar are made of, as well as a major ingredient in bœuf bourguignon. I am much more partial to good Manhattan (or Rob Roy), a Negroni or even a nice glass of icy Akvavit.

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  1. Marc Wilhelm

    Hey Emanuel,

    I think we may have met briefly at IndieCade.

    Great article about indiCade, I share most of your sentiments. My “hero” that I met at IndieCade was Jon Blow. He was cordial and interesting and not nearly as impatient as I was anticipating. Still I got the vibe that he didn’t suffer fools gladly, so I’m glad I was able to evidently skate that line 😛

    I see you’re studying at CM that’s great! I had a nice breakfast with Drew Davidson by chance on Saturday of IndieCade.

    Do you have twitter? I’m @marcwilhelm also feel free to email me anytime.

    Good luck!


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