THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CENTRE FOR ART TAPES IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CFAT’S NEW ELECTRONICS LAB TECHNICIAN, JESSE MITCHELL.
Jesse is a graduate of NSCAD with considerable experience as an installation assistant, and lighting, digital and computer lab technician. In Halifax, Jesse has worked with Mary E. Black Gallery, St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Anna Leonowens Gallery and the Khyber Centre for the Arts, as well as volunteered with Khyber, eyelevel gallery and Inkstorm Screenprinting Collective.
At 12 Jesse delved into computer programming learning the BASIC language on a Tandy CoCo, and a Commodore 64. Discovering he could listen to BASIC data tapes on a stereo he became fascinated with computers, electronics, and sound. While attending Yukon College to learn web design he also followed his interests in sound, drawing and video. Inspired by the work of many 70’s era video artists, Jesse started building simple video manipulation circuits, circuit bent video hardware, and learning about electrical engineering.
Jesse has designed hundreds of circuits from scratch, which resulted in a small side business repairing vintage musical gear and selling devices he designed and built to musicians and artists around the world. Currently he is exploring audio synthesis, and integrating modular audio/video systems with digital systems.
Jesse looks forward to building a strong, accessible and friendly community around the electronics lab. He’ll be there to support members and scholars with electronics projects, as well as encouraging others in the community – the DIYers and the electronics-curious – to visit the lab.
Please join us in welcoming Jesse to CFAT!
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