Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Software Installation Policy

This document defines policies and procedures for installing software in ACS Computer Lab Operations (ACS) Open Access Labs (Labs) for general use and for support of classes.

Definitions:

A new application is an application that has never been installed in a Lab either for general use or for support of a class.

A major version upgrade is considered an upgrade to a currently installed application that a) adds significant features that were not in the previous version, or b) noticeably changes the function of the user interface.
A minor version upgrade is considered an upgrade to a currently installed application that does not a) add significant features or b) change the user interface.
A necessary bug/feature fix is considered an upgrade that will modify a bug or feature of the software that affects normal operation of the program.
An unnecessary bug/feature fix is considered an upgrade that will modify a bug or feature of the software that does not affect normal operation of the program.
An instructor/department request for ACS purchase is an application that an instructor requests ACS purchase and install in one or more Labs in support of a class.
An instructor/department request for Department / College purchase is an application purchased by the Department or College that an instructor requests be installed in one or more Labs in support of a class.

Policies and Procedures

ACS follows all documented policies for software installation. ACS policies are available via the Academic Computing Services web site. New applications, major version upgrades, minor version upgrades, and unnecessary bug/feature fixes will be installed only during the summer upgrade and during the winter break.

Necessary bug/feature fixes will be installed as necessary throughout the academic year.

ACS will install an application requested and provided by an instructor or a department according these guidelines:

  • Applications requested and provided by an instructor or department will be installed throughout the academic year.
  • Media and proof of licenses must be given to ACS when the request is made. Media will be returned when the installation is complete. An appropriate record of the proof of licenses will be filed by ACS while the software is installed in any of the ACS Labs.
  • Installation will be completed no later than ten business days from the date of the request.
  • The installation request date, information, completion date, approval of installation by requestor, and approval of installation by ACS will be recorded on the ACS Software Installation Request Form. This form can be found on the ACS web site or in any Open Access Lab.
  • Only when the requestor and ACS have mutually tested and mutually approved the installation will the software be propagated to the appropriate Lab computers.
  • The requesting instructor(s) or department(s) will be responsible for funding upgrades or annual software licensing costs. This information will be recorded on the installation request form.

ACS will purchase and install an application requested by an instructor, or department following these guidelines:

  • ACS will not purchase a requested application until sufficient need is exhibited. Sufficient need is defined as: written documentation from three or more instructors and a department head or dean establishing that the requested application will be widely used by students for multiple classes or projects, and the purchase of the software will generally improve the computing resources for students attending Otis College.
  • Upon receipt of documentation establishing need, ACS will determine if appropriate funds can be identified to purchase the application. If funds are identified, the application will be purchased and installed during the next upgrade cycle. If funds are not identified, the request will be filed for review as a budget item for the next fiscal year. An agreement on funding the costs of annual license or maintenance upgrades will be determined with the requestors on a per application basis. This agreement will be recorded on the installation request form.
  • Once the software has been procured, installation will follow the same steps as an application requested and provided by an instructor or a department .
  • If you are an instructor and would like to request that ACS purchase software for installation during the next upgrade cycle, please contact the Computer Lab Manager. Contact information is available on the ACS web site.
Requested applications, licenses, and costs will be reviewed yearly during the Budget Review. Usage metrics will be analyzed to determine need. Costs will be reviewed and discussed with the requestors of the application to ensure that licensing constraints are met.

 

Faculty/Staff Check-out / Reservations Procedure
  • Currently employed Faculty and Staff may make check out any ACS equipment.
  • Faculty and Staff must complete the Checkout/Release form at time of check out.
Student Check-out / Reservations Procedure
  • ACS equipment may be used, without rental fees, for course related/instructional use and academic departments, college. Otis prohibits the use of equipment for any purpose other than the performance of official Otis College business.
  • Students are required to complete the Checkout / Release form before reserving or checking out equipment.
  • In general, there is a one (1) day at a time maximum check out period with the week-end counting as one (1) day of checkout..
Late Fees
  • Late fees will be charged on all overdue items.
  • Late charges on all items are $1 per day per item. These items include all equipment checked out from Academic Computing.
Damaged, Lost or Stolen Equipment
  • Any damaged or missing equipment/accessories not noted at check-out will be charged to the customer.
  • Lost or stolen equipment will be billed at the current replacement cost.
  • There is a charge for missing manuals.
  • ACS is not responsible for damage to customer’s personal equipment used in conjunction with ACS equipment.
Holds
  • If a late fee or missing/damaged equipment fee is not paid OR payment schedule worked out with the ACS Office, a hold on records and registration will be placed on the student’s record.
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