Joseph Rabie


Member Since May 4, 2002

Joseph Rabie is a biodegradable member of the human race but is happy to tell you that decay, dry rot or any other form of physical or mental diminishment have yet to compromise my incredibly good humour. As a disclaimer, kindly note that my children may be of a contrary opinion. In real life: I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, where my only arms against Apartheid were satire and caricature. I studied Architecture and Urban Design at the Technion, in Haifa, Israel, but left when Ariel Sharon offered me a role in the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. After working in various architectural offices in Paris, I spent 1989 in the CIMA computing and architecture laboratory, where I developed a programme for the 3D representation of urban codes. From 1990 to 1994 I ran an urban design office in Toulouse; I now run a multimedia company called Magelis ( where I am currently exploring the paradox that though we have clients in the banking industry, this does not make our own banker consider our catastrophic cash flow problems with humanity. In 1992 I made an interactive cartoon strip that won a "noteworthy" mention in the 1994 "New Voices, New Visions" competition organised by "Wired", "Interval Research", and the (much regretted) "Voyager Company" of New York. In 1998 my Iceland Sundaes web site ( was exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art during the LAFreewaves Festival. Since 2000 I have been working on interactive photography; in 2002 I was invited by the Festival "1erContacts" in Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris) to make an outdoor, photographic, sound-driven installation. The "Over My Dead Body" project, a world wide online demo, was launched in November 2002.