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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted July 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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L.A. Designer: Lorcan O’Herlihy Rethinks Big Blue Bus Stops

Posted July 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Lorcan O’Herlihy designed the perky new Big Blue Bus stops that have started popping up in Santa Monica. But not all riders are happy. O’Herlihy addresses riders’ criticisms, tells us why well-designed infrastructure matters, and explains what we can expect when all 300+ of them roll out.

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LACMA’s Tarpit-Inspired Design Oozes Across Wilshire

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Director of LACMA Michael Govan talks about the museum’s new design scheme.

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L.A. Designer: Josh Abarbanel on “Seeing Life”

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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What do you do if you yearn for nature in our digital age?
In the case of artist and digital media professor Joshua Abarbanel you find a way to unite the two, most recently in See Life, an exhibition of bas-reliefs at Hinge Parallel Gallery in Culver City that are inspired by “biological, botanical, and geological structures,” conceived in the computer and cut by a CNC milling …

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This Week on DnA: LACMA Redesigns Its Redesign, Builders Use Drones

Posted July 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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On this week’s DnA, Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, talks about Peter Zumthor’s design and why the blob now bridges Wilshire Boulevard.

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KCRW’s Drone Coverage

Posted July 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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From filming Burning Man to projecting views from Wilshire Grand to being programmed to kill, drones have multiple applications and raise many ethical and legal question. KCRW has been reporting on this burgeoning technology. Here are some of the highlights.

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Why Do Builders Use Drones?

Posted July 15, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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In late June, a Seattle woman was shocked when a drone flew past her window as she was getting dressed. It turns out the drone operator had been hired by a developer wanting to capture panoramas of the surrounding area. Once he had been located, the drone operator apologized to the resident, assuring her he was not a peeping Tom.
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L.A. Designer: A “Collective” Creates “Competing Utopias”

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Six LA curators and filmmakers attached to the Culver City-based Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War and the Neutra VDL House in Silverlake who came together as a “collective” to curate an exhibit that explores Modernity in the Cold War-era East and West and asks, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how were they different and how were they similar?

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