CEO of Rhythmix Cultural Works, and a scholar who has worked to develop collective experiences that integrate game design, sonic discovery, and interactive media.

Tina Blaine (also known by her stage name “bean”) is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center where she taught for five years, developing collective experiences that integrate game design, sonic discovery and interactive media. Before joining CMU, she worked at Interval Research as a musical interactivist, leading a development team in the creation of the Jam-O-Drum. This collaborative audiovisual instrument is on permanent exhibit at the Experience Music Project in Seattle and has been featured at conferences and museums around the world. Blaine is currently the executive director of Rhythmix Cultural Works, a non-profit community theater/art space in Alameda where people come together to perform, inspire, teach and interact. She is a co-founder of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference and served as co-artistic director for the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music in Amsterdam in 2008.