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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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KCRW Takes on Drones

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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KCRW is taking on the thorny topic of drones, aka unmanned aerial systems (UAS) used for everything from filming to surveillance to delivering champagne. The starting point for this discussion: KCRW’s own drone. Yes, the station has acquired a Phantom 2 RTF and we want to know what you think about it.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted July 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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

Posted July 2, 2014 by | Comments Off
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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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This Week on DnA: New Rules for CA Buildings and Plastic Bags, Activating Malibu Beaches and the LA River Through Play

Posted July 2, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Did you know that California is on a par with Europe when it comes to energy-efficiency in its buildings? That’s the view of Buro Happold‘s Julian Parsley, who explains the state’s new California Building Energy Efficiency standards. . .  and why designers and their clients rushed to file projects with planning departments before the rules take effect.
LA.’s river and many of its Malibu beaches have …

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Camping On Concrete at the L.A. River

Posted July 1, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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What is it like to camp on L.A.’s concretized river?

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