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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


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All students, faculty, and staff have free access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. By registering for a lyndaCampus at Otis account, you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, design, music and video, home computing, animation, and web design and development. New courses are added every week. Exercise files let you follow along with the instruction as you learn, and bookmarks help you keep track of what you’d like to watch.

Getting Started

New login method launching in August 2015! Details below.

New Users:

  1. Go to the new lyndaCampus at Otis log-in page.
  2. Enter your Otis credentials, just like logging into Webmail or O-Space.
  3. Click the button "No, I've never had an account."
  4. Please update your profile.

And you are ready to go.

But I created a lyndaCampus at Otis account last year!

Upon first log in you will have the opportunity to transfer your history from your previous account (please note this is only available upon your first log in).

  1. Go to the new lyndaCampus at Otis log-in page.
  2. Enter your Otis credentials, just like logging into Webmail or O-Space.
  3. Click the button "I've had an account."
  4. Enter your old lynda.com username and password. The username was your full Otis email address. There is a forgot password utility if you cannot remember it.
  5. Click on the button “Transfer my account.”
  6. Please update your profile.

And you are ready to go.

I already have a personal lynda.com account.

If you already have a personal lynda.com account associated with your Otis email address, you may be eligible for a partial refund. Contact lynda.com‘s Customer Service for details.

If you have a lynda.com account associated with a non-Otis email address, you can contact lynda.com‘s Customer Service to have your account history transferred to your Otis lyndaCampus account, if desired.

What if I went directly to lynda.com? How do I log in?

Additionally, you may go directly to lynda.com and select log in from the top right corner. You will be asked to enter your organization's domain, www.otis.edu, and will be directed to enter in your Otis login credentials.
This is also the process if you are using the Lynda.com mobile app.

Why the Change?

The new log in process uses your existing Otis credentials; there is no need to create and manage yet another username and password. The account will be activated immediately without needing to verify your Otis email address.

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