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  • Warren Neidich

    Aug 28| Lectures

    Warren Neidich is a Berlin and Los Angeles based post-conceptual artist, theorist and writer who explores the interfaces between cultural production, brain research and cognitive capitalism. “Art Before Philosophy not After”. His interdisciplinary works combines photographic, video, internet downloads, scotch tape  and noise installations.


  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.



ePortfolio Style Guide

O-Space ePortfolios - Top 10 Design Tips


Color is a great way to add visual interest, but try to use more dark/vivid colors when it comes to text. Bright colored backgrounds can make it hard to read - stick with more neutral/pale colors.


Embed videos directly into the ePortfolio whenever possible. It is irritating to have to constantly navigate back and forth.


When including web links, set the link to open in a new window or tab.Common web practice as makes it easier to navigate back and not lose the original page you were on.


When listing assignments, it is nice to have it broken down by week with details explaining the coursework in addition to providing an overview snapshot, a grid with assignment names and due dates.


It is hard reading a lot of text on a screen. Try breaking up content with headers, short paragraphs. Avoid scroll fatigue, the endless page of text, as it is intimidating and off-putting.


Helps students know where to go if they run into trouble or what to do if they have questions bu including a help section or technical support area. It isn't enough to list the assignment - explain how it is to be accomplished if technology is involved.


Have all sections/pages labeled clearly.


Keep content together to avoid needlessly having to bounce around to different sections and areas within your ePortfolio to complete a single task.


Emphasize what is important (like due dates) using fontsizestyle or color.


Your students’ experiences are important to consider – is it complicated to navigate? Stay consistent. Chunk information into 5-9 groups, any more may overload the visitor’s short term memory on a single ePortfolio page. If something is important, make sure the visitor can get to it in a minimal number of clicks — a best practice is three clicks or less.


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