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Scholar-teacher-artist, John F. Barber, produces media art and digital works as scholarship, for teaching, and as creative practice. This website provides information and access about my efforts. Feel free to browse.


I convene with the The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. LEARN more.


I work in Digital Humanities, literary media art, and radio and sound art. LEARN more.


Action research+creative practice reveals tacit knowledge that theoretical studies alone cannot. LEARN more.


Traditional and new media scholarly, research, and other endeavors. International and national. Peer reviewed / juried / curator selected. LEARN more


Fall 2020 CMDC Courses
Language, Text, Technology
Usability and Interface Design

Digital Humanities Institute
University of Victoria, Canada. Two courses annually as service for international DH faculty and graduate students. LEARN more.


International radio art broadcasts, sound art installations, performances, and more. Peer reviewed / juried / curator selected. LEARN more

Research Projects

Richard Brautigan Bibliography and Archive

American Dust

Bibliographic archive. Ongoing.
GIHUGANTIC information resource for Richard Brautigan's life and writings. LEARN more.

The Brautigan Library

The Brautigan Library

Curated manuscripts. Ongoing.
Unwanted, lyrical, haunted. 300+ manuscripts outside commercial publishing interests. LEARN more.

Radio Nouspace

Radio Nouspace

Virtual listening gallery. Ongoing.
Curated old time radio programs, radio+sound art, and sound-based narratives. LEARN more.

Re-Imagined Radio

Re-Imagined Radio

Radio art. Ongoing.
Curated live radio drama performances as never before seen, or heard. LEARN more.

Recent Creative Works

Remembering the Dead

Remembering the Dead

Multimedia art. Juried. 2019
International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Park City, Utah, 20-23 Nov. LEARN more.

Sound Spheres

Sound Spheres

Sound art. Juried. 2019
ACM Hypertext Conference & Institute of Information Systems, Hof University, Hof, Germany, 17-20 Sept. LEARN more.

Sound Spheres

Sound Spheres

Sound art. Juried. 2019
Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Art Festival, Cork, Ireland, 15-17 July. LEARN more.

Recent Scholarship

Electronic Literature Organization

Presentation at ELO 2019

Presentation. Peer reviewed. 2019.
"eLit User Experience: Audience+Purpose=Design" presented at Electronic Literature Organization 2019 conference. LEARN more.

The Interstate Bridge

Presentation at SpokenWeb

Presentation. Peer reviewed. 2019.
"A Mighty Span," an imagined radio broadcast of historical events, presented at SpokenWeb, Vancouver, Canada. LEARN more.

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Essay Published in LEA

Publication. Peer reviewed. 2019.
"Martians, Moustaches, and Radio Drama" was published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Print publication to follow. LEARN more.

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