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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


Materials Resources

This page is just for reference.

Subscription Databases

Inventables - Inventables

Material Connexion - Material Connexion

Optional: To set up a personal account (with Otis email) which will enable you to save materials and searches, click here.



Materia - database with manufacturers contact info.

Materio  - costs a lot to join, but the pictures are nice.

Core77  - There's an RSS Feed on this blog that could be good for this page...


http://ecolect.net/ - sustainable



http://www.mindsetsonline.co.uk/index.php - has materials you can order, like inventables. REALLY fun stuff.


http://www.matrec.it/en/ -  requires subscription, education discount.

CCA Material Library - nice database, open

Wearable Technology

MaterialProject.org  - a material and building reference

Materials for Designers

Style Park  - database of materials with manufacturer info.



Transmaterial - blog.

http://ecolect.net/blog/ - blog

http://www.architerials.com/ - blog about new materials

Harvard Material Library blog




http://extranet.kingston.ac.uk/rematerialise/search-materials/search.asp - nice searchable. must register, though.

http://inhabitat.com/products-2/  - a nice blog with new products