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Joey Bargsten
Dr. Joey Bargsten
PhD, University of Iowa
Email: jbargste@fau.edu
Phone: 954-236-1372

Areas of Expertise
Interactive Multimedia, Sound Design, Intermedia Performance

Joey Bargsten teaches courses in interactive multimedia. His current research interests include intermedia performance with audiovisual software, most recently combining dance with motion-reactive visuals. He founded and directs FAU's Media ExperiMental Ensemble ( meme). The work of the ensemble can be examined on iTunes. His soundtracks created for intermedia artist Leon Johnson have been performed at Whitney Art Works (Portland, ME), and Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY). His digital film Sticky Notes™  was included in the Zero Film Festival (Los Angeles, New York, London) in 2008. 

His interactive art website BAD MIND TIME™ has received awards and recognition from Broadcast Design Association, Fluxus International Film Festival, Print Magazine, and Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media. In 1998, BAD MIND TIME™ was first featured as a winner of an InVision award by New Media Magazine, with the cover announcing "The 9 Best New Media Projects on the Planet".
Bargsten was recently a winner of one of the 2013 Miami Knight Art Challenge Awards for the presentation in 2014-2015 of his new multimedia opera MELANCHOLALALAND™. He was one of five video artists invited to create motion visuals to accompany members of the New World Symphony in a concert recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the graphic arts association AIGA.
Bad Mind Time


Recent  Performances

Inkub-8 Performance Space, Miami (April 2012)
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale (November 2012)
FAU Faculty Biennial (September 2013)
New World Symphony, Miami Beach (January 2014)
Self-Published Work

Hybrid Forms and Syncretic Horizons


Monograph:  Bargsten, J. 2011. Hybrid Forms and Syncretic Horizons.

DVDs of Digital Films (4)

Mixable Media and Performance Scores on Archive.org.






Current Courses


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