A Maryland native, Jon Blundell is currently living out the assumption he made at the age of 6, that he would either be working at the Smithsonian, or become an astronaut. He chose the shorter commute. Coming from the world of the preservation trades, Jon found himself at the DPO in 2012 were he focuses on the technical challenges of the department; developing workflows and IT infrastructure to support 3D capture, processing, data management, and delivery to the public. When he’s not uploading the Smithsonian’s collection to the Matrix he can be found playing pinball and tabletop games.