This title offers an intimate look at Randy Pausch (author of the blockbuster The Last Lecture ) from his friend and colleague. Donald recounts his remarkable journey and most poignantly, reveals what he learned from Randy. It is a fascinating and remarkable story. It is impossible to pinpoint the moment Randy Pausch became a household name, but when he died, millions of people who either read or watched his last lecture on YouTube felt as if they had lost a friend. One man who actually did lose a close friend that day was Donald Marinelli. Affectionately referred to as 'the Tornado' in the last lecture, Donald was the whirlwind of energy and creativity who co-founded the Entertainment Techlogy Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University with Randy. Donald recounts his remarkable journey and most poignantly, he reveals what he learned from Randy, whom he describes as 'a comet who burst upon the scene like an astral body...Illuminating his secrets for living life to the fullest for millions of folks who needed such guidance'. The interactive DVD included contains an interview with the author and a couple of the projects completed by ETC students in their Building Virtual Worlds class.
Donald Marinelli is a tenured Professor of Drama and Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and also the Executive Producer of the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), which he co-founded with Randy Pausch in 1998.