As a Public Participation and Innovative Access Expert in the Knowledge and Innovation department, Maarten Brinkerink coordinates the institute’s input in (inter)national research projects. He contributes to the strategic policy of Sound and Vision and strengthens the broader heritage sector from Sound and Vision in initiatives such as Open Cultuur Data and the Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed.
Maarten Brinkerink (1983) graduated in 2007 from the master New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Utrecht. Six months later he started as the project lead of the Open Images project at the R&D department of Sound and Vision. In the beginning, his focus was on open access as a distribution model for digital heritage. Over the years, the area of expertise of Maarten has expanded with knowledge on copyright, crowdsourcing and reuse of digital heritage. He gained extensive experience in access projects for the mass digitization project Images for the Future and in international research projects.
Within the COGITCH project the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, and Meertens Institute worked on the computational analysis of music. The name refers to the ‘cognitive itch’ that is caused by ‘earworms’: fragments of music that you cannot get out of your head, no matter how hard you try! Musical salience and memorability of musical fragments play an important role in COGITCH.
Hooked on Music: Algorithmically Predicting Catchy Music