FROM ARCHAEOLOGY TO DIGITAL MEDIA
Curiosity has led me down a path of discovery, from Mesoamerican archaeology to media production and creative direction for digital media in museums. Along the way I developed a passion to create experiences that explore new modes of interaction for museum visitors and the development of content-rich digital media relating to art, history, and anthropology. Inspired by mentors, I see every project as an opportunity to learn from colleagues and promote collaboration between cultural institutions.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
From 2011 to 2015, I worked at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the management team that restructured the Department of Digital Media as a holistic entity. I founded and led Creative Development, a design, content, and technology workgroup that specializes in public-facing digital experiences. This includes a range of products and strategic projects such as The Met’s flagship app, Audio Guide program (content production, operations, and technical systems), in-gallery interactive media, as well as digital design (UX/UI), and media production. My team also included the Media Lab, which explores the impact that technology can have on the museum experience.
The Getty MUSEUM
From 2008 to 2011, I was the Senior Media Producer at The J. Paul Getty Museum where I led the creative development and production of interactive media installations, documentary videos, and audio tours for special exhibitions and the permanent collection.
From 2004 to 2008, I was the Interactive Media Producer at Terra Incognita, where I produced interactive media, especially online exhibitions, for a variety of organizations such as the Library of Congress, National Geographic, Smithsonian Institution Museums, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Museums of Mexico
Between 1998 and 2002, I worked in Mexico City developing touch-screen based interactives for museums and cultural institutions. In total I curated, developed, and deployed over 50 interactives across Mexico including at the National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of History, as well as Archaeological Museums of Oaxaca, Villahermosa, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.
Before my professional career, I studied archaeology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) in Mexico City. It was an extraordinary theoretical-practical education based on historical materialism, Latin American social anthropology and thematic interpretation. During the following four years I worked as a research assistant at the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas (UNAM) where I carried out field work (geophysical prospecting and excavations) as well as subsequent analysis (archaeometry and data visualization) of archaeological sites throughout the Central Highlands of Mexico.
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- Apr 14, 2014 Digital Labels
- Dec 17, 2012 Berlin Secretary Cabinet
- Dec 3, 2012 Unfolding an 18th-century Game Table
- Nov 26, 2012 Marie Antoinette's Automaton
- Oct 30, 2012 Extravagant Inventions
- Oct 15, 2012 Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
- Jun 2, 2012 Buddhism along the Silk Road
- May 26, 2012 Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art
- Dec 7, 2010 Interactive Photo Album
- Nov 23, 2010 Conserving Old Master Drawings
- Nov 16, 2010 Imagining the Past in France
- May 18, 2010 Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
- May 10, 2010 Augmented Reality Cabinet of Wonders
- May 10, 2010 Explore the Display Cabinet
- Mar 24, 2010 Aztec Pantheon
- Feb 2, 2010 Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim
- Apr 15, 2005 The Genographic Project
- Jun 12, 2000 National Museum of History, Mexico
- Jun 14, 1999 National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico
- Jul 6, 1998 Museum of Oaxacan Cultures