Hello! I'm Brinker.
My interest in museums, digital media, and education stems from a need to understand how digital repositories and interactive media can connect disparate groups and foster connection and creativity on a whole. My passion is working with museum conservators to tell their (remarkable!) stories through digital projects as well as building hardware and software tools that help them track and document changes to objects over time.
Currently, I am a post-doc fellow through the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College. My research is on creating scientific imaging tools for museum conservation and teaching courses in digital heritage cross listed in the anthropology, art history, computer science, and digital media departments. My research focuses on museum, computational photography and indigenous agency. I recently completed my PhD in digital heritage at UCSC and wrote my dissertation project "Recalibrating the Museum: The Politics of Stewardship and the Physical/Digital Repatriation of Te Hau-ki-Turanga" on the 3D document of a Maori meetinghouse, currently at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa. I first began my museum career as a Kress Fellow at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, which then became a Digital Media Producer position. After, I worked as a Digital Media Manager for the Museums of San Diego through the organization Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), and then as a Digital Production Manager at CyArk, a non-profit that digitally documents at-risk World Heritage sites through 3D imaging technologies. Finally, I am a proud member of Women Who Code, UC Robotics Club, and Drinking about Museums.
This website is a collection of videos, images, and text relating to new technologies in the museum. I plan to experiment and practice what I am writing about and researching in hopes of gaining a better understanding of this emerging field.