Karen Collins

Karen Collins


Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio

  • Canadian Centre of Arts and Technology, University of Waterloo

Karen Collins is Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio at the Canadian Centre of Arts and Technology, University of Waterloo, where she teaches video game development, sound design and sonic interaction design. She is the author of Game Sound (MIT Press 2008) and has published numerous articles on video game sound and music. She is currently involved in a number of research projects, including sound implementation for multi-touch games, studying the role that slot machine sound plays in problem gambling, and developing a visual symbolic alternative to sound effects in video games for the hearing impaired.