Joey Bargsten has been composing music and creating experimental media and films since 1978.
His music has been played by the Indianapolis Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has been featured at New York’s Symphony Space, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Atlanta Arts Festival, and on National Public Radio’s International Concert Hall.
He received awards from the New Media INVISION Competition and PRINT Magazine’s Interaction 2000 Annual for BAD MIND TIME™ (www.badmindtime.com), a website described as “a charming personal entertainment system where Joycean puns and references to game shows collide randomly in an idiosyncratic homage to twentieth century art and pop culture.” (—Print Magazine). BAD MIND TIME™ also won the audience award at the 2004 Stuttgart Filmwinter Expanded Media Festival, and was included in the 2005 Web Bienniale, with subsequent presentations in Istanbul, Penang, Athens, and London.
In 2005, he completed the world’s first digital do-it-yourself iPod opera, Anatomy of Melancholy™, and has presented excerpts at the College Art Association Conference (Atlanta), at Future Music Oregon, and at a concert featuring the Flarf and Dusie poetry collectives (Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA). His digital film American Sock™ (2001) was included in the 2002 Fluxus International Digital Festival, and won a Silver International Design Award from The Broadcast Design Association (Los Angeles, 2002). His search-engine art film PROJEK IAGHT(tm) (2005) was shown at the New York Minute Film Festival, and the San Francisco Bay-enniale (2005). Bargsten’s latest film, Sticky Notes™ was premiered at the Zero Film Festival of Los Angeles (2008). In 2009 he founded the experimental media ensemble meme™ (with sample work available on iTunes), and recently presented a quasi-retrospective of his hybrid digital and conceptual art in the exhibition ULTRA M3GA NANO META™.
Joey Bargsten has taught at University of Iowa, Georgia Tech, Atlanta College of Art and University of Oregon. He is currently teaching in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University.
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The music by composer/media artist Joey Bargsten has been performed by the Indianapolis Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has been broadcast on National Public Radio’s International Concert Hall.
His website BAD MIND TIME™ (www.badmindtime.com) has received awards from New Media and PRINT magazines, and won the audience award at the Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media. It has been included in digital media exhibitions internationally. He recently founded the experimental media ensemble meme™.
Bargsten taught at University of Iowa, Georgia Tech, Atlanta College of Art and University of Oregon before his current position at Florida Atlantic University.
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Composer/media artist Joey Bargsten is best known for his landmark digital work BAD MIND TIME™, his iPod opera Anatomy of Melancholy™, and several films including Sticky Notes™ . He teaches digital media at Florida Atlantic University and directs the experimental media ensemble meme™.