about micah

Micah Walter is a technologist, writer, photographer and programmer. He is currently the Director of Digital & Emerging Media at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Micah’s work has spanned the areas of digital content strategy, management and infrastructure planning, programming and development of web applications utilizing a wide variety of languages, systems and technologies.

With a heavy emphasis on the user, Micah’s work within the “Cooper Hewitt Labs” has focused primarily on developing empathetic systems through the use of sensible strategies.

Before joining the Cooper Hewitt Micah received an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art and worked as a freelance photojournalist in the Washington, D.C. and in the Middle East.

As a photojournalist, Micah traveled extensively to cover news around the world for clients like TIME, The New York Times and more. Prior to his work as a photojournalist Micah received a Bachelor of Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received a B.S. in Imaging and Photographic Technology. Shortly after graduating from RIT, he worked as an Imaging Specialist at the University of Rochester’s Lab for Laser Energetics.

Presently Micah lives near beautiful Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York with his dog Molly and lovely fiancé, Amanda.

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