Karen Collins

Researcher | Filmmaker | Educator | Creative Director | Audio

about

Karen Collins

Name: Karen Collins

Nationalities: Canadian, British

Current Residence: Canada

About Me

I am Associate Professor in the Digital Arts Communication and Experimental Digital Media programs at the University of Waterloo. My research explores the relationship between sound and technology, with a particular focus on interactive technologies like video games, slot machines and mobile. I also make films and games, and have developed several types of software for games. Lately, I've been getting into machine learning and music.

"Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion" --Stephen Hawking

Hobbies

hiking | game design | writing (fiction and non-fiction) | cycling | music

education

Skills

Professional

Public Speaking
100%
Research
100%
Sound Design
100%
Writing
100%

Intermediate

Javascript
80%
Film Post-Production
75%
Generative Arts
70%
HTML5 + CSS
85%

Beginner

Python
30%
Electronics
20%

Education

2005-2007

Carleton University, Ottawa

SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Arts and Culture

1999-2002

University of Liverpool, UK

PhD

Music, "The Future is Happening Already: Industrial Music, Dystopia and the Aesthetic of the Machine."

1992-1997

University of Waterloo, Canada

Bachelor of Arts

Honours Fine Arts.

experience

Selected Work Experience

2007-Present

University of Waterloo

Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio, Associate Professor

Key research areas: music, sound, games, smart tables, Android, slot machines, film Teaching: interactive audio, sound design, game design, non-linear communication

2010-Present

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Adjunct Graduate Supervisor

Computer Science: Available to supervise grads in games, audio

2003-2004

St. Joseph's Health Care, London ON

Systems Analyst/Web Developer

Built Canada's first online health clinic.

Major Awards

Work Areas

  • Audio

    1
  • Music

    2
  • Games

    3
  • Film

    4
  • Computing

    5
  • Mobile

    6

projects

Public Speaking

  • 34

    Keynotes & Invited Talks

  • 53

    Press Interviews

  • 44

    Academic Conferences

  • 27

    Industry Conferences

contact

Let's Chat

Location: Waterloo ON Canada
Email: collinsk@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x38326

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