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Born in L.A.

Implantable collamer eye lenses
Epogen/neuprogen (biotech blockbuster drugs)
“Dancing” fountains
Celebrity PR
The electric guitar
The multi-channel recording process
Arc welding of natural gas pipelines
The skateboard (Venice)
The Cobb salad
The "Shirley Temple" non-alcoholic cocktail
The Hula Hoop
The strapless bra
Shoulder pads (Adrian for Joan Crawford)
Rhinestone and spangled western wear
Nudies
Bare midriffs
Neoprene as sportswear (evolved into surf wear)

Creativity is Serious Business in the State of California

Otis Report on the Creative Economy

Otis Report on the Creative Economy

Since its inception in 2007, Otis College of Art and Design’s Annual Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region has been an invaluable tool to assess the tremendous impact and influence of the area’s creative sector on the economy. This year, the California Arts Council awarded Otis funds to expand the report to include analysis of the entire state of California, showing how the state’s economy is effected by jobs in the arts, design, education, entertainment, nonprofits, and independent creative professions, and providing a forecast for 2016.