Bryan Markovitz is a fourth-year PhD student at Brown University, where he is affiliated with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, the Department of Anthropology, and Brown’s Program in Science and Technology Studies.
Bryan’s research focuses on the lives and loves of experimental art and science. He investigates the ways that artists and scientists express affection for one another in their experimental practices—especially when one's sympathy for a disciplinary opposite produces phenomenal continuities between the cultures of art and science.
His current research includes the scientific restoration of Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals, the reenactment of an eighteenth century sonic event through geographic information systems, and the aesthetic reanimation of archaeological objects through digital technologies.
Bryan is trained in theatre and performance studies, the history of science and society, cultural anthropology, and the fine arts. He has a professional background in directing experimental performance and designing experiences for museums. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from Brown University, an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Theatre from Trinity University. He is currently completing a second MA in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis on digital archaeology, and is expected to complete his PhD in 2019.