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L.A. Designer: Jared Shier, Tam Tran and Mindy King Try to Make a 3d Printing Drone

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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On this DnA we talked about how builders and architects are using UAVs with cameras attached to scope out views. And that’s how the growing number of drones in civilian use in the US are mostly being applied — to film stuff. But under the radar there is a growing number of drone hobbyists who see unmanned aerial vehicles as robotic devices that can be customized for other …

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Brian Eno, Architect?

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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As Christopher Scoates leaves Long Beach UAM for Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bennett Stein contemplates Scoates’ book about the “Visual Music” of Brian Eno — and finds the soul of an architect.

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Cranbrook Taps New Director, from Long Beach via London

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Christopher Scoates, director of the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach since 2005, has left the Southland to take up a new post as director at the Cranbook Academy of Art in Michigan (whose L.A.-based alumni included L.A.’s Charles and Ray Eames and Gere Kavanaugh). The British-born Scoates studied there himself, acquiring a Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
Scoates, who co-curated while at Long Beach a …

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L.A. Designer: Jared Shier, Tam Tran and Mindy King Try to Make a 3d Printing Drone

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Jared Shier, Tam Tran

On this DnA we talked about how builders and architects are using UAVs with cameras attached to scope out views. And that’s how the growing number of drones in civilian use in the US are mostly being applied — to film stuff. But under the radar there is a growing number of drone hobbyists who see unmanned aerial vehicles as robotic devices that can be customized for other …

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This Week on DnA: Wearables, Drones and Tech for Tech’s Sake

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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From wearables to drones, technology continues to redefine our everyday lives, for better – or weirder?
The Wacky World of Wearables
Apple has reportedly been granted a patent for a smartwatch. This news further stoked rumors that the company will unveil a new “iWatch” this fall. Meanwhile, Amazon UK just launched a wearable technology store a few weeks ago, selling fitness trackers, smart watches, and wearable cameras. So what exactly …

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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”

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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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