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  • Mining fields like education, cinema, psychology, literature and art history Anna Craycroft examines cultural models for fostering individuality. Through drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, furniture, installations, books, workshops, or curatorial projects she works thematically on a single thesis over a series of exhibitions.

  • In his lecture, Laurence Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • Solmaz Sharif

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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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convocation 2011

The Convocation theme: "Creativity: Research, Practice, and Application.

Nationally recognized creativity researcher Mark A. Runco discussed phases of creativity and implications for teaching and developing students' talents. Dr. Runco is Senior Scholar for the University of Georgia’s Gifted and Creative Education Program and Torrance Professor of Creativity Studies and Gifted Education at the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. He has been editor of the Creativity Research Journal for 33 years, and served as President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10. 

Renowned advertising, branding, and design leader Will Travis shared insights on creativity as it expands between the realms of design, advertising, and interactive media. Mr. Travis led global agency Dentsu’s North American operation, overseeing full service and media needs of Canon, Toyota, Phillips HDTV, and others, following his years as President of the boutique agency and creative hot shop ATTIK, where he served such clients as Levis, Nike, Kodak, MTV, CNN, Coke, AOL, and Sony.  

And Associate Professor Linda Hudson shared Otis’ Foundation and upper division design course, Creative Practices and Responses, its development, learning prompts and outcomes, and metacognitive underpinnings. A consultant on design projects including space planning, lighting, furniture, and fixture design for commercial and residential interiors, Linda has also enjoyed solo exhibitions at U.C. Berkeley's University Art Museum and Santa Monica Museum of Art.

The program concluded with our annual Teaching Excellence Awards celebration, honoring three of Otis’ finest faculty members.

 

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