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UPDATE: We’ve received an overwhelming number of applicants for this role in just one week. So the posting is now closed and we will be reviewing first round candidates. If you applied for this position, please be patient as we work our way through all of the amazing folks who’ve applied. Hey There! We are hiring! 2018 is here and Micah Walter Studio is looking…

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Three Months In

Time sure flies when you’re having fun. I can hardly believe it’s been three months since I set up camp at the NewInc offices at 231 Bowery. It’s been a crazy three months, and I’ve been pretty silent about all that’s been going on, so I think now is as good a time as any to write some of it down and give you all…

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Art Watching

Day 15,141 There’s something kinda calming about a couple of people looking at a couple of paintings. It’s an easy picture to grab. Just walk into any museum, find a nice corner, and snap away. They wont notice you. They’re too busy trying to figure it all out. So snap away with confidence. Later, have a look at your pictures. Pick out the one you…

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Empty Halls

Day 15,140 Not really sure where I’m going with this yet. I had a fun conversation over coffee, through a webcam, with another museum/cultural/consultant type. Of course, I was out of coffee before the conversation started, and didn’t want to be rude and get up in the middle of it to refill my cup. It was an interesting discussion nevertheless. Our chat bounced around a…

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Boat Tour

Day 15,138 I’m finding my way back through images and places I’ve been over the past six months. I’m trying not to think about it too hard, which is not easy for me. This one, from my trip to Amsterdam, earlier in the year, for the 2+3D Photography conference at the Rijksmuseum. This one was a big surprise for me. The conference was great, intimate,…

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Next week is my last week at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

That’s right. After nearly seven years, I am moving on from the museum, moving on from the Labs, and moving on to the unknown. It was a difficult choice, which I made over the holidays, and which has mostly to do with reasons that are largely personal. But simply put, it’s time for a change. There are so many wonderful things on the horizon in…

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Calendars for everyone

Day 14,936 I’ve been thinking a lot today about calendars and calendar systems. This is who I am. I loved this piece by Jason Fried on the way calendar systems are typically designed to allow anyone out there to manage your time. Jason thinks this is insane, and he’s right, but what’s the alternative? I set up my coffee calendar using a system that literally…

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