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With a unique mission to investigate the informational and aesthetic possibilities of digital technologies, the Walker’s New Media Initiatives department is committed to the application of media as a means to assist, educate, and inspire visitors. More

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Introducing Media Lab and the New Walker Blogs

It’s been seven years since we launched the Walker Blogs and with the release of our new website back in December we thought it was finally time for a refresh. You’ll notice that the design has changed to align with our new website and we’ve used the redesign process as an opportunity to rebrand… More

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Khoi Vinh, New York

As a child, Khoi Vinh emigrated to the United States from Vietnam. He studied illustration and practiced graphic design for print before moving to New York City in 1998, where he began his career in web and interactive design. From 2006 to 2010, he gained acclaim as design director of nytimes.com, working with colleagues to transform the early web… More


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Olga Viso

Question Everything

What does it mean to present the art of our time? Why do we need a safe place for unsafe ideas? How can art show us who we are—and aren’t? The Walker’s founding as a public art center in 1940 was sparked by a question, and during the 75 years since it’s been… More

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Paul Schmelzer

Rethinking Collections Publishing for the Digital Age

For many in the museum world, the term scholarly collections catalogue can conjure daunting impressions: a book about a museum’s holdings, it involves years of collecting, researching, photographing… More

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Paul Schmelzer

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian on Tech, Epic Fails, and Social Change

With millions of users worldwide, Reddit.com has become a bona fide cultural force. It’s hosted Q&As with the likes of Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert, launched web memes like Grumpy Cat, and… More


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David Kennedy-Logan

Kickstarting Cultural Production

Beyond fundraising statistics, Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler is gratified to see creative projects—from a new indie album to a documentary about chess champs growing up in poverty—expand from just a good idea to fully… More

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Olga Viso

Idea Hub

As the Walker’s name signals, we’re a center, bringing together pursuits from commissioning performances and collecting art to convening discussions about culture. Acknowledging our mission to investigate the questions that shape us as individuals, cultures, and… More

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Scott Donaldson

Gaming the Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is among the newest places people can explore with SCVNGR, a rapidly growing location-based mobile app. Writer and former marketing intern Scott Donaldson gives the scoop on how it works—and why the Walker is using it in this… More