Walter Kitundu is a visual artist, instrument builder, photographer, and composer. He works as a multimedia artist in the Tinkering Studio, where he helps design and build environments for learning, develops and facilitates activities, and works as a photographer and graphic designer. He has created hand-built record players powered by the wind and rain, fire and earthquakes, birds, light, and the force of ocean waves. Walter has performed and been in residence at art centers and science museums worldwide. He has performed with the renowned Kronos Quartet, bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, the electronic music duo Matmos, and the legendary Marshall Allen in venues from Carnegie Hall to a high school library in Egilstaadir, Iceland. In 2008, Walter became a MacArthur Fellow.