lo-fi_team The Team.

Melanie Baljko and Nell Tenhaaf teamed up in 2003 after Gillian Wu, former Dean of York University's Faculty of Science and Engineering, recognized their common interests. The Lo-fi project began to take shape in 2004 as Melanie and Nell started to meet regularly and clarify the crossovers in their work.

John Kamevaar also began to work with Nell in 2003, when he produced sound based on digitally-processed microphone feedback for the interactive sculpture Swell. He also composed the machinic "voices" for the double character sculpture Flo'nGlo. See: www.yorku.ca/tenhaaf

Nell's collaborations with Kim Sawchuk began around 1990, and have included both critical and creative outputs. Electronics development for Lo-fi is the domain of Nick Stedman, who also made the electronics for Swell and Flo'nGlo.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are crucial to the Lo-fi project. The undergrads are electronic media and sculpture students, and they have been largely supported by the Research at York (RAY) program that was launched in early 2007. The graduate students are from both Computer Science and Visual Arts. Their Lo-fi work is integrated with their own research interests.

Collaborators: Student Participants:
Melanie Melanie Baljko
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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Recent graduate of studio program in the Visual Arts Department
John John Kamevaar
Sound artist
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Visual Arts MFA 2010, Works in video and multimedia
Kim Dr. Kim Sawchuk
Concordia University,
Montreal, Canada
Mike Michael Kaftarian
MSc program in Computer Science 2009
Nell Nell Tenhaaf
Visual Arts Department
Heather Heather Phillips
Recent graduate of studio program in the Visual Arts Department
Electronics Design: Miki Miki Rubin
Recent graduate of studio program in the Visual Arts Department
Nick Nick Stedman
MFA in Media Studies
Niknaz Niknaz Tavakolian
Visual Arts MFA 2008, Works in video and multimedia