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Nov 1, 2013
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Bone collecting circulation desk.This year we joined the Otis Community in celebrating all things Halloween! The Millard Sheets library was transformed into a graveyard for the wandering dead earning an honored mention for the most sophisticated Halloween decorations in the inaugural Bite + Flight competition. It was a spooktacular day and we can’t wait for next year. Game on!
Oct 18, 2013
Library Blog
line4I Ching hexagrams for week 4 of the Otis Library’s exhibition Chance Operations, Random Access were cast by Jeseca Dawson, the Maltz Gallery 2012-14 Curatorial Fellow, and  Kevin Halladay-Glynn, photographer for the Los Angeles Loyolan (LMU). Kevin’s photographs are featured in The Loyolan article about Tapping the Third Realm, the Otis/Loyola Marymount collaborative exhibition currently [more]
Oct 11, 2013
Library Blog
weightFollowing John Cage’s use of the I Ching to introduce randomness into his compositions, we’re using the I Ching to randomly select items from the Otis Artists’ Book Collection for display in the Otis Library.  Hexagrams for Week 3 were cast by Sue Maberry, Jean-Marie Venturini, and Sarah Morton and the books pulled for display [more]
Oct 4, 2013
Library Blog
r b schuellerFor the library exhibition CHANCE OPERATIONS, RANDOM ACCESS we’re using the I Ching to randomly select items from the Otis Artists’ Book Collection for display.  Hexagrams for Week 2 were cast by Derek McMullen and Linda Dare and titles selected include the following.
Sep 26, 2013
Library Blog
heybeckerleCHANCE OPERATIONS, RANDOM ACCESS, the exhibition in the Otis Library held in conjunction with the Ben Maltz exhibition Tapping the Third Realm, showcases John Cage’s Rolywholyover: A Circus as well as books from our Artists’ Book Collection randomly selected every week using the I Ching. The books in the display case for Week 1 (Sept. [more]
Sep 4, 2013
Library Blog
correspondencecourseBooks from the Artists’ Book Collection that traveled to the Lab Press for Rebecca Chamlee’s class to see.  
Sep 4, 2013
Library Blog
 MediaViewer in actinoThere is a new way to view OtisDID slideshows on the web (and in the Smart Classrooms) – use the MediaViewer. Why use the MediaViewer instead of the web-based Slideshow Viewer? Mimics the desktop-based ImageViewer software Works on Mac OS Lion and Mountain Lion Web site’s header and design are not shown Slideshows can be [...]
Aug 28, 2013
Library Blog
LePorello talesBOOKS BY WARJA HONEGGER-LAVATER IN THE OTIS ARTISTS’ BOOK COLLECTION Warja Honegger-Lavater was born in Switzerland in 1913 and became an illustrator and graphic designer in Zurich in the 1940s and ‘50s. She moved to New York in 1958 and there, influenced by city street advertising, began creating work that used symbols rather than words [...]
Jun 6, 2013
Library Blog
Source image for Phil Thompson workJust read an interesting piece on the intersection of art, appropriation, copyright, digital images, museums, and made-to-order paintings: Google’s Copyright Policy Spawns Mega-Meta Art From China (Wired, 3 June 2013) [Phil Thompson's] project Copyrights is his exploration of Google’s grand, utopian exercise in bringing culture to the masses. For it, Thompson makes screen grabs of [...]
May 22, 2013
Library Blog
Internet Service DownOn Monday, May 27, 2013, there will be an Internet outage for Otis College. It has been scheduled for the Memorial Day holiday to minimize the impact. The downtime is scheduled for 8am-5pm PST. The actual outage may not last the entire time.

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