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Interview with Tina Blaine

By Newton Lee, Tina Blaine
Interactive TV, [Vol. 5, No. 2]

DOI: 10.1145/1279540.1279543

Tina Blaine is a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center. Tina uses science and technology to explore new interface designs for gaming, collective music-making and interactive media with her graduate students. As a musical interactivist at Interval Research, she led a development team in the creation of a collaborative audiovisual instrument known as the Jam-O-Drum, now on permanent exhibit at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. An energetic composer and multiinstrumentalist, she has written music for NPR, video games, TV and documentary soundtracks. In the video interview, you will hear Tina's answers to the following questions:

1. What do you think about future human-computer interface in interactive media?

2. What do you think about using artificial intelligence to create new music or to mimic famous composers?

3. How do you see the future of music in 10 years? More new instruments, new sounds, or something entirely different?

4. If you have a 10-million dollar research fund to do anything you like, what would you do?

5. You are very much involved in volunteer service and community outreach, what is your favorite volunteer work?

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