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Multi-media artist Joseph Farbrook grew up in
Philadelphia and New York City. His father was a concrete poet
and his mother a realist painter. Becoming focused on performance
and narrative, Farbrook attended the University of Colorado where
he wrote electronic music, poetry, and fiction. Becoming interested
in a more immersive approach to narrative, he began using computers
and the Internet as creative media. Graduating with a degree in
creative writing, he was subsequently discovered by the art department
and offered a scholarship to pursue an MFA in digital art. Working
in a visual arts environment, Farbrook began creating electronic
installations, interactive video, and virtual reality narratives.
His work also includes media-reflexive live performances with
interactive video projections. Farbrook's latest work is in the
emerging field of Machinima (machine animated cinema) where he
shoots movies from within his custom-made 3D environments.
Farbrook exhibits both nationally and internationally. Recent
venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, La Fabrica
Arte Contemporaneo in Guatemala, The International Center of Bethlehem
in Palestine, as well as venues in Mexico, Chile, Korea, and the
USA. Farbrook is presently an assistant professor of interactive
media and game development at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.