Tina Blaine

Email: tblaineatgmaildotcom

Interactive Media Specialist –Technologist, Educator, Exhibit Developer, Researcher, Musician and Consultant: Specialize in producing custom experiences for museums, interactive entertainment and collaborative gaming/musical applications.


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA: Masters of Entertainment Technology (M.E.T.)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: Schools of Engineering and Natural Resources, B.S.

Antioch University, London, England: Urban Planning & Design.


Professional Experience

Educator, Researcher, Project Manager and Multimedia Innovator

Entertainment Technology Consultant: Freelance consultant for various companies and non-profits including The Tech Museum of Innovation, Thinkwell Design, Rapport Inc., Yahoo!, Rhythmix Cultural Works, The Franklin Institute and The Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), 2006 - present. Currently curating an exhibit about "Technology for the Benefit of Humanity" for the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA.

Faculty/Lecturer: Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, Human Computer Interaction Institute and School of Design. Lecturer and Advisor on client-sponsored projects with focus on development of interactive audiovisual experiences, interface design and sound design for a variety of applications. Fall 2000 - 2006.

Adjunct Faculty: California College of Arts & Crafts (CCAC) Introduction to Sound Design. Fall 2002. Served on Media Advisory Board.

Project Manager/Member Research Staff: Interval Research Corporation. Research and development of shared audio media services, products and applications for broadband communication. Responsible for project management, liaisons with outside companies, hiring contractors, coordination of interaction design, user testing, scenario and prototype development. 1999-2000.

Project Manager/Creative Director: Interval Research Corporation. Directed design and production of "Jam-O-Drum" Interactive Music System. Responsible for managing ten person team, coordinating and implementing all phases of audiovisual recording, sound design and hardware/software development for collaborative gaming on custom tabletop device. Jam-O-Drum is on permanent exhibition at the Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle, WA. 1998-1999.

Vice-President and Creative Director, D’CuCKOO International, Inc. Co-invented, designed and implemented building of custom electronic MIDI controller instruments and digital show-toys for interactive audience participation. Managed recording, sampling, composition, instrument design, event coordination, publicity and production of multimedia performances for Fortune 500 corporate companies, conferences, festivals and international events. 1986 -1997.

Public Work, Conferences and Exhibits

Contributing Writer

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Grants, Honors and Awards

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Volunteer Service/Community Outreach

Educational Travel