What's the value in having the dishwasher tell the oven to cook the pizza? Find out as DnA goes to CES, meets Girl Scouts and tours the Internet of Things. Stephanie Barron talks about the shock of the new, a century ago, in her LACMA show, New Objectivity. Following the death of David Bowie, Paola Antonelli and Cameron Silver talk about his huge impact on music, fashion, style and the "fluidity" of today's world.
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The widespread shock and sadness at David Bowie's death at age 69 has affirmed the breadth and depth of his influence -- on music, fashion, style and "the fluidity" of today's world. Paola Antonelli and Cameron Silver talk about his legacy.
One of the buzz topics at this year's CES was the "Internet of Things." This was finally the year, said tech expects, that you can call the fridge from the car and have it tell the oven to turn on the pizza. How real is this, how much do we need it, and what happens to all that data? Doron Wesly and Marissa Gluck debate the issues.
Attendees at CES are mostly male. But among the small percentage of females present were some Girl Scouts. They had a booth where they were talking about Girl Scouts' involvement in STEM -- science, technology engineering and math -- and learning coding through Made with Code. Mallika and Lila talk to DnA about their tech ambitions, their view of CES, and Girl Scout cookies 2.0.
The vision of modernity at CES creates excitement -- and bewilderment. But the new has always been disturbing, as shown in LACMA's New Objectivity: Modern German Art In The Weimar Republic, 1919–1933, featuring works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz and many others. Curator Stephanie Barron talks about how the social convulsions and ambitions of Germany's fledgling democracy were captured in moody art -- and in idealistic architecture.
Stephanie Barron, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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