Bryan Markovitz

Welcome to my portfolio. I am a researcher and strategist working in the field of design. Examples of my professional and academic work are available in the menu above.

Currently, I am completing a PhD at Brown University. My dissertation is titled Reconstruction Acts: Experimental Science and the Epistemic Theatre of Historic Preservation. Through my case studies, I describe the practices of scientists and artisans who are digitally reproducing sites of cultural heritage, including Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals, Factum Arte’s facsimile tomb of Seti I, and two sites of reconstruction in Venice. I argue that these digital technologies are radically changing the way material culture is historicized and displayed.

I recently completed an MA in Cultural Anthropology at Brown. I also hold an MA in Performance Studies, an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Theatre from Trinity University.

Prior to returning to academia, I worked at ESI Design in New York City. In 1997, I co-founded Liminal, a Portland, Oregon based performance and media ensemble. As Liminal's artistic director, I received three Portland Drama Critics Circle Awards for best direction and design of Liminal projects.