Project 143 is an Entertainment Technology Center initiative to celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood by honoring the legacy of the friendly neighbor who started it all: Fred Rogers. Over the course of a semester, we will be working with the Fred Rogers Center in Mr. Rogers’ hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania to construct an interactive experience that aims to explore the ethos of the man behind the iconic red sweater, while simultaneously reflecting the values Fred strived to embody through every fibre of his work: unwavering acceptance, gentle honesty, and fearless authenticity. Upon installing this experience at the Center, we hope that it will help further Fred’s life-long mission, bringing his message of feelings as both mentionable and manageable to fans both old and long-standing, young and brand-new.

For more information, check out the following pages:

About Learn more about the specifics of the experience itself

Team Meet the ETC students of Project 143 bringing the experience to life

Media Check out photos and videos of the development of the experience

Blog Take an in-depth look at our thoughts and ideas during the project’s design process