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OK, time for another meme™ show—this time, in conjunction with the FAU Faculty Biennial, next to the Schmidt Gallery, on the FAU Main Campus, Boca Raton (FL). It’s next Friday, September 16, from 6pm to 9pm, and it features works by FAU graduate students in the brand new Media, Entertainment, and Technology program. Directed by Joey Bargsten.
Showtel 8 was a big smash and splash, with close to 2K in attendance.
And even though skies threatened, meme™ kept the passers-by mesmerized with this year’s blend of visuals and voices (with special fake 3D TV-news reports from Taiwan recounting the exploits of Leno, Conan, Tiger, et alia).
Big thanks to Matthew Benjamin, Kim Cadogan, Mark Conrad, and Julian Senderey; with assistance by Franz Deofils, Steven Lambaise, Alex Robinson, and Amanda Weiner.
Great work, all!
(And watch for new material to be posted soon to iTunes!)
The meme™ saga continues, this time in West Palm Beach’s Hotel Biba for the eighth installment of Showtel, created and curated by Kara Walker-Tomé.
Be there, between 8pm and 10pm, on April 9 and 10 (2010). On the program, a brief retrospective of past meme™ work, plus a new project, meme™ jr., a videojam platform for kids (like they need any introduction to adult aesthetics . . .). And also a rather pathetic, self-indulgent mini-retrospective of my films from the past ten years . . .
Announcing Our Next Gig: Auteur Explosion at Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale. 9pm, November 21, 2009. meme™ takes the stage at around 11:40 pm —Join us! And, buy a meme™ t-shirt!
meme™ — mEDIA eXPERImENTAL eNSEMBLE™ — creates an amalgam of sound and image by mixing digital media with live performance. It is directed by Joey Bargsten. You can download some of the material created by meme™ at FAU’s iTunesU page.
meme™ had its first gig, April 11, 2009, at Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale, FL at 11:30 pm. The ensemble showcased the talents of students from the FAU Advanced Interactive Multimedia Class, mixing live video, Quicktime clips, and Flash to a soundtrack that examined current events (human trafficking, Soldja Girl), dream imagery, and glossolalia (speaking in tongues). Videojams by Nina O, Masta Mia, and Frantz DeoFils. Prof. Bargsten got an opportunity to demonstrate his mad iPod Touch skillz on a solo for BeBot, the singing robot, too.