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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.

     

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Mar 14, 2014
Library Blog
1_16 014On display in the library: From There to Here, a collaborative, limited edition book created by Otis Lab Press Technicians Jennifer Graves, Janet Kupchick, Leslie Ross-Robertson & Jamie Russom. Jennifer, Janet, Leslie and Jamie chose a flag book structure for their collaborative project and each of the four used a horizontal sequence of flags (or [more]
Feb 27, 2014
Library Blog
Great news Chrome users! There is a Quicktime update available from Apple that seems to fix the issue with the browser plug-in. I navigated through our O-Space ePortfolios and no longer received the video error messages. If you have been experiencing problems with your O-Space video uploads, make sure to download the newest version of [more]
Feb 27, 2014
Library Blog
The Teaching Learning Center is pleased to announce that we have officially launched our first faculty iProject. A cohort of 13 studio faculty and 6 LAS faculty received an iPad for the spring 2014 semester to explore its functionality and educational apps. We look forward to posting their reactions and findings later on. To kick the [more]
Feb 14, 2014
Library Blog
Welcome Faculty and Staff!!! The Teaching Learning Center is pleased to host the California Lawyers for the Arts for a special Otis Faculty/Staff seminar. Location: Room 307 Ahmanson Building Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative professional community by providing education, representation and dispute resolution. Experts will be [more]
Feb 14, 2014
Library Blog
The discussion of MOOCs continues in higher education. Are we seeing a backlash or just another evolution of the MOOC concept? Below is a list of interesting articles for 2014! I’ll update this list as the year goes on. January 2014: “MOOCs: Glorified Online Correspondence Courses?” — “… before MOOCs begin transforming the manner in which [more]
Feb 12, 2014
Library Blog
Attention Otis Community! You may have noticed the last week or so in navigating your ePortfolio you will select a link and receive a white internet page with a 404 error. Please know that we have alerted Digication of this issue. We have no answers yet, but hopefully this will be fixed soon. In the [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
Attention O-Space Users! For those of you who prefer your Chrome browser, you may have noticed that the most recent version of the “Quicktime Plug In” does not like uploaded quicktime videos in the e-portfolios. You may get an error or note that your Quicktime plug in has crashed. We have contacted Digication who manages [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
Over a billion apps! Where do I start? If you are interested in exploring the world of educational apps, below are some great resources to get you started. 1. EDUCAUSE resources related to tablets and iPads in the classroom 2. Lynda.com iPad Classroom: Apps for Educators 3. iTunes App Store 4. Best Apps for Teaching & [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
Header Image of Colorful Beads  We are pleased to announce that our sixth offering of our online pedagogy course for faculty “Bricks + Clicks: The How-Tos of Blended Learning” is underway! Bricks + Clicks represents our efforts to support interested faculty by providing an opportunity to learn about emerging practices in teaching pedagogy and technology.  Faculty who just want to [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology offers interesting info graphics and information regarding the changing shape of students and technology usage in the classroom. Over 100,000 students across various institutions in the United States are sampled. I find the ECAR findings interesting as they show the relationship students have with technology as [more]

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