John F. Barber, PhD

Condensing substance from pixels of nuance

John Barber

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


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


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.
Lyrical, haunted. 300+ manuscripts ignored by commercial publishing. LEARN more.

Radio Nouspace

Radio Nouspace

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

Re-Imagined Radio

Re-Imagined Radio

Radio art.

Exploring radio drama past, present, and future. LEARN more.

Recent Creative Works

Lights Out Listening Group

Lights Out Listening

Radio art. 23 Feb. 2022.
Several submissions for streamed, bi-monthly listening sessions. LEARN more.



Sound art. 4-6 Feb. 2022.
Two soundscapes exhibited at DivFuse Gallery, London, England. LEARN more.

Figurski at Findhorn on Acid

Figurski at Findhorn on Acid

Broadcast. 17 Jan. 2022
Re-Imagined Radio episode for January. Radio adaptation of hypertext novel. LEARN more

Recent Scholarship

Electronic Literature Organization

Book Chapter Forthcoming

Publication. Peer reviewed. 2022.
"Future Radio and Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities." Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities: Volume 2. LEARN more.

The Interstate Bridge

Book Chapter Published

Publication. Peer reviewed. 2021.
“Electronic Literature and Sound.” Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities. Radio may provide models for new forms of eLit based on listening, LEARN more.

Say Their Names logo

Essay Published in Resonance

Publication. Peer reviewed. 2021.
"Remembering the Dead and Say Their Names" published in media activism issue of Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture. LEARN more.