Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Software and Hardware Purchases

Recommended minimum computer configurations by academic department are listed below. This list should be used only as a guideline for students and parents in the purchasing process. Otis College does not support individually owned computer equipment and software. Please consult with the various vendors for specific capabilities of a computer configuration and support.

Architecture | Landscape | Interiors

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5 - 2500 quad-core processor (3.3Ghz, 6BM Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
8GB of RAM
500GB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Apple Desktop or Laptop [Not Recommended for 3D Work]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Communication Arts

Apple Desktop or Laptop
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Digital Media

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
2nd Generaiton Intel Core i7 - 2600 quad-core processor [3.4G, 8MB Shared Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
8GB of RAM
1TB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Apple Desktop or Laptop [Not Recommended for 3D Work]
3.5Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
16GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 2GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Fashion Design

3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Fine Arts

Apple Desktop or Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Foundation

Otis does not recommend a specific computer configuration for the Foundation year. However, students may opt to purchase an iMac or MacBook to supplement their use of the College's computers. Keep in mind that students may want to purchase a more appropriately configured computer once they declare a major. 

Product Design

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5 - 2500 quad-core processor (3.3Ghz, 6BM Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
4GB of RAM
500GB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Toy Design

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5 - 2500 quad-core processor (3.3Ghz, 6BM Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
4GB of RAM
500GB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Graduate Fine Arts

Apple or PC Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Graduate Public Practice

Apple or PC Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Graduate Writing

Apple or PC Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

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