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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

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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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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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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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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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.
Not only did this play …

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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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L.A. Designer: Thomas Schoos Brings a Berlin-Style “Beach” to WeHo

Posted July 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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On this DnA we talked to Jenny Price about opening up Malibu’s “private” beaches to the public. But here’s a designer who says “screw the beach!” 
Thomas Schoos is an interior designer whose latest project Beach Nation brings the beach to West Hollywood. Yes, you read that right. He and partner Klaus Siegmann have created an outside eatery on busy Santa Monica Boulevard, featuring Adirondack chairs, …

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