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  • 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
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    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.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

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

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • 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.

     

O-Tube

Information Literacy = Survival

As this video demonstrates so well, we are living in a rapidly changing world where the amount of information is staggering. Through technology, we now have access to constantly expanding multiple media information sources.

The ability to find, identify, evaluate, and use information has become a survival skill for college, work and daily life.

Information Literacy is an important component of the Otis curriculum, particularly in Liberal Studies, and is woven through all four years. The Core Competency states that Otis graduates will be able to assemble, evaluate, and ethically use information from diverse sources to accomplish a specific purpose.

In Liberal Arts and Sciences, in studio, in future workplaces, and in students' personal lives there is a need constantly expanding skills to successfully negotiate information spaces and to filter what is found.

 

By the end of an Otis education, students should be able to:

  • Define and articulate each various need for information.
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • Use the information to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues that surround the use of information and use that information ethically and legally.

Information Literacy is a critical skill that will support success both during time at Otis and after.

All students are required to complete a series of online Tutorials and use the skills learned for research in all courses. Otis Faculty members have collaborated with the Otis Librarian to create Course Pathfinders and other Guides located on the Library web site.

Librarians are readily available to answer questions and provide additional instruction and assistance when asked.

Information literacy actually involves the integration of many literacies: library expertise, computer skills, media literacy, technology, ethics, critical thinking and communication.

 

Video: Thanks to Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Xplane. Sources.

 

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