Karen Collins is Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio at the Games Institute, University of Waterloo, Ontario. Her work focuses primarily on sound and music in games, and explores how new technologies impact our audio experience. This research has included studies of sound on smart tables (horizontal computers), mobile phones, video games, and how sound is used in slot machines to manipulate players. She has published two books: Game Sound (MIT Press 2008), which was named in the Top 10 Big Ideas in Gaming at the Game Developers’ Conference in 2009 and From Pac-Man to Pop Music (Ashgate 2008).