Bandojo is a musical play-space with imaginative ways to create music. Bandojo is fun, engaging, and easy to use. Whether solo or ensemble, people with a wide range of abilities can make beautiful music: no experience required.Project Website
Lisa Maynes, CTO, earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico, as well as an M.S. in Computer Graphics and a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University. She has extensive programming experience in simulation, robotics, and graphics software, as well as a background in computer-aided engineering, image processing, evolutionary computation, physics, optics and biology. She was a co-founder and principal programmer for Albuquerque-based startup Comet Solutions Inc., and worked for Sandia National Laboratories in their Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center, and their Satellite Ground Systems program. Earlier she worked for Digital Equipment Corporation in their advanced development center for Graphics Hardware. She has had a lifetime passion for the performing arts, leading her to compete in partner dance, teach Nia, DJ for dance events, and perform in dance, music and theatre. She is also deeply interested in all aspects of teaching and learning, and has taught many subjects at many levels. Her dream would be to design tools and immersive spaces for technology-enhanced dance and music.
Panaiotis, CEO and Creative Director of PanMuse, LLC, has nearly thirty years of experience developing interactive music technology systems. As a composer whose works have been performed throughout the US, Europe, and Japan, he has toured worldwide as singer and as performer of computer assisted music. He has collaborated in the creation of several compact disk recordings, two of which were chosen by The New York Times as among the top ten CDs of new music for their respective release years. Panaiotis writes for theater, film, dance videos, and works with traditional and experimental media. In 1994 Panaiotis received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to create his second opera, The Traveling Companion. That year he released his CD The Ballad of Frankie Silver, the title work of which was performed throughout Europe by the Swiss dance company Tanz Ensemble Cathy Sharp. TECS gave Frankie Silver its US premiere at the UGA Arts ‘96 Olympic Cultural Festival.