Associate Professor
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Location: ECH 2112

Karen CollinsKC Collins’ research focuses on  sound and music in technology, and explores how new technologies impact our auditory experience. This research has included studies of sound on smart tables (horizontal computers), mobile phones, video games, and slot machines.

Major works

2020. Studying Sound: A Theory and Practice of Sound Design. MIT Press

2016. Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound

2016. The Beep Book: Documenting the History of Game Sound. 

2013. Playing With Sound: A Theory of Interacting with Sound and Music in Video Games.  Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press

2013. The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio editor:Oxford

2012. A Bang, A Whimper and A Beat: Industrial Music and Dystopia. New York: Mass Media Music Scholars’ Press, Inc.

2008. Game Sound: An Introduction to the History, Theory and Practice of Video Game Music and Sound Design. MIT Press

2008. From Pac Man to Pop Music: Interactive Audio in Games and New Media.editor: Ashgate

University of Waterloo

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