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Photo: "Nimbus" installation at Walt Disney Concert Hall, visual realization by Patrick Shearn. (Avishay Artsy)

Patrick Shearn at Walt Disney Concert Hall 10 MIN, 31 SEC

Suspended in mid-air inside Walt Disney Concert Hall is a cluster of large, fluffy clouds that emit music. It's an art piece designed by Patrick Shearn, whose company Poetic Kinetics has created many memorable music festival installations, and this summer's "Liquid Shard" in Pershing Square.

DnA catches up with Shearn about "Nimbus," "Liquid Shard," and what it means to work in the public and private sphere.

Guests:
Patrick Shearn, Poetic Kinetics (@Poetic_Kinetics)

More:
Shearn's co-collaborator Yuval Sharon describes the music and performance of "Nimbus"
See more photos and videos of "Nimbus" in action

Greenbuild conference and expo comes to LA 8 MIN, 53 SEC

In 2002, sustainable building enthusiasts launched a national conference and trade show called Greenbuild. Since then, the sustainable construction movement has gone mainstream. But how much farther can it go and are there unintended consequences of green technologies that need to be addressed? DnA talks with Dominique Hargreaves of the US Green Building Council's LA Chapter about the present and future of building green.

Guests:
Dominique Hargreaves, US Green Building Council (@USGBCLA)

More:
A look at last year's Greenbuild conference
Ten things that could make our homes smarter and greener
Inside a DTLA apartment complex's eco-green units
How janitors in Santa Monica are going green

Pockets of frustration: The debate over cargo shorts 7 MIN, 44 SEC

There's a sartorial fashion choice that's dividing men and women across America: cargo shorts. The much-hated article of men's clothing made a comeback and sales are still booming, but why? Is there a connection to women's embrace of yoga pants? We sought answers from New York Magazine's Drake Baer, author of "What Fashion Anthropologists Think About the Relentless Cargo Shorts Boom," and KCRW's resident menswear experts, Eric J. Lawrence and Brandon DeVine.

Guests:
Drake Baer, New York magazine (@drake_baer)
Eric J. Lawrence, KCRW DJ (@ericjlawrence)
Brandon DeVine, KCRW

More:
Nice cargo shorts! You're sleeping on the sofa
They may be ugly, but cargo shorts are still king
Map: Real American men don't wear cargo shorts
Men everywhere ferociously defend cargo shorts
Comedians weigh in on the cargo shorts debate

CREDITS

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Avishay Artsy

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