Micah Walter

Original Poster

When I started working at Cooper-Hewitt, I really had no idea what the collection was all about. At the time we had a very limited online collection, which included less than 1000 objects. As I started to investigate that museum website I thought it would be interesting to go through the process of searching for and actually viewing an object "IRL" (In Real Life).

The Wikipedians are coming and we've opened the doors

One of the main goals with our new collections website has been to create connections between the Cooper-Hewitt collection and the rest of the world that already exist out on the Internet. Wikipedia is a key part of that world, and Wikipedia is becoming more 'museum-friendly' every day.

Target: Design in the Classroom

Target: Design in the Classroom is an innovative new program that brings Cooper-Hewitt, to NYC schools. This video shows a kids-eye-view into a full day of design workshops at P.S. 124 in South Ozone, Queens.
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Tonight: Bill's Design Talk with Michael Graves

Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and recipient of the American Academy in Rome’s prestigious Prix de Rome to his distinguished academic career at Princeton University
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Tonight! Thomas Geisler

Water carafes decorated with the outlines of Austrian lakes, rivers and glaciers, designed by Mark Braun for Lobmeyer. Exhibited at Vienna Design Week 2010. Tonight at the Cooper-Hewitt, Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design.
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Adventures in Antiques

Cooper-Hewitt Members enjoyed a private tour of the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show with Sarah Coffin, Curator of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Decorative Arts and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts.
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Typography: Digital Fonts

Have you ever considered how many fonts there are in the font menu on your computer?
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The Braille Alphabet Bracelet Wins the 2010 People’s Design Award

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presented its fifth People’s Design Award to the Braille Alphabet Bracelet Thursday, Oct. 14, at its 11th annual National Design Awards gala in New York. 
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Audio Design Matters 2009-2011

Hear Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge talk about design with Debbie Millman on Design Observer.    
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YouTube Founder Chad Hurley Speaks at RCA's Innovation Night

The Royal College of Art and Innovation has posted a new video as part of their “Innovation Night” event. This year, guest speaker Chad Hurley, founder and CEO of YouTube.com talks about building one of the top ten web services in less than a year.  
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