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Chair, Media and Technology Professional Network
J. Paul Getty Trust
Los Angeles, CA
Jack Ludden is an Assistant Diredctor, Head of Web and New Media Development at the J. Paul Getty trust. Working with his colleagues, Jack helps define the Getty’s strategic vision with respect to the web as well as other new media. He also works to improve web development and social media integration. His team helps the entire Getty organization better transform and present its content to many digital distribution channels. Before working at the Getty, Jack worked for Disney online, the Shoah Visual History Foundation and was a founding member of Red Card Studios. He received his BA from Northwestern University and his MFA from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jack is the current chair of AAM’s Media and Technology Committee.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Sarah Marcotte has worked as a museum educator for over 15 years. She got her start in the insect zoo at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, working her way up to manage all of the outreach programs in the Education Division. At the Natural History Museum Sarah became interested in using emerging digital technologies to enhance free choice education, earning a Master’s in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University in 2003. Since then, Marcotte has worked in diverse settings such as the California Institute of Technology and Kidspace Children’s Museum. She now works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she develops and disseminates exhibit and multimedia products about the planet Mars for the museum community.
Vice Chair, Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee
National Gallery of Art
Suzanne Sarraf is a Web designer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She graduated from New York University with a BA in archeology, anthropology and Spanish. During that time she attended Universidad Nebrija and the International Institute in Madrid. She received her MA from the University of London, University of College of London, Institute of Archeology, writing her dissertation on museums and the Web.
Chair, Program Committee
Balboa Park Online Collaborative
San Diego, CA
Perian Sully specializes in helping archives, libraries, and museums activate their collections by making them accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. She is considered a respected authority about collection information management systems, database migration, metadata crosswalks, collection websites, digital asset management, and social media outreach. She currently works as a project manager for digital asset management and online access efforts at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative. Perian has penned two authoritative chapters about collections digitization and access in the “Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science” and “The New Museum Registration Methods, 5th Edition.” Previously, Perian was the Collections Information Manager and Web Programs Strategist at the Magnes Museum in Berkeley, where she was tasked with migrating their collections databases and managing and developing the institutional website.
She has been a contributor to the joint Media and Technology SPC and Museum Computer Network blog “Musematic” since 2004 and has been an instructor for several Technology Tutorials at the AAM Annual Conference. Perian also has a passion for embroidery and historical costuming, and attends period-styled events in 18th Century garb. She holds a Master of Arts degree from John F. Kennedy University’s Museum Studies program, with a focus in collection management, education, and technology. More about Perian’s activities may be found at http://emphatic.org
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
With a B.A. in Interactive Multimedia (Columbia College Chicago) and a M.F.A. in Electronic Visualization (University of Illinois at Chicago), Tina Shah has been involved in a variety of web, new media, and art projects. Her career experience includes designing and building database-driven websites, creating dynamic Flash/ActionScript-based solutions for content, as well as research and development in emerging technologies and software/APIs for platforms like multitouch and mobile. From 2002-2008 Tina taught college-level classes on digital photography, video, web design, and database concepts. As an artist, Tina has exhibited her work in virtual reality, performance, digital photography and interactive video in various shows in the U.S. and around the world.
Currently, Tina is the Interactive and Print Designer/Developer at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in Chicago.
Founder and Executive Producers, LearningTimes.org
President, The LearningTimes Network
New York, NY
Jonathan Finkelstein works closely with museums, educational institutions, libraries and other organizations to grown and maintain online learning communities and to foster human interaction, professional development and learning online. Since 2008, Jonathan has produced and co-moderated all of AAM’s webinars and web conferences. His book, Learning in Real Time (Wiley/Jossey-Bass), translates over ten years of experience facilitating real-time online learning into a practical resource guide for anyone facilitating or teaching online. Finkelstein also authored the chapter on live online outreach in The Digital Museum: A Think Guide (The AAM Press). Jonathan can be seen as the host of the Real Time Minute podcast and as the moderator and producer of many live webcasts, online conferences and 3D virtual world events for museum and education professionals. Jonathan also serves on the board of the AAM Media and Technology Committee. He is a Certified Synchronous Training Professional (CTSP) and received his AB degree with honors from Harvard University.