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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Otis on iTunes U FAQ

iTunes U

What is Otis on iTunes U?
Otis provides online access to a variety of digital audio and video podcasts we have created which is available via Apple's iTunes Music Store. The current content includes audio-only lectures and readings, enhanced podcasts, and videos of both Otis course material as well as other Otis community activites.

Who is in charge of uploading content?
The Teaching / Learning Center (TLC) is currently coordinating all content.

How do I find Otis on iTunes U?
You need to have iTunes on your computer. Follow this direct link.
After clicking on iTunes Store, click on drop-down menu on iTunes U name on top menu bar, choose Universities & Colleges, and then choose Otis College of Art and Design from alphabetical list.

Otis content is divided between two general areas: Otis Course Material and Otis Life. Click on any icon and you will be taken to the page listing all Podcasts for that class or subject area. Note: depending on your internet connection or computer speed, you may need to download the file first before viewing it.

How do I get a copy of iTunes?
Go to www.apple.com/itunes/download and download iTunes for free for either Macintosh or Windows. Double click on the downloaded file's icon and follow the instructions provided. Restart your computer and launch iTunes. You can also use the iTunes U app on iOS devices. To learn more about the Apple iTunes U program, visit their website.

Where can I get more support?
For an in depth iTunes tutorial, please visit http://www.apple.com/itunes/how-to/.

What if I have Windows? Can I still install iTunes?
Yes. Apple has Windows versions of iTunes available for free download off their website http://www.apple.com/itunes.

Will I have to pay to access Otis on iTunes U?
No. You may freely preview and download all of the content from Otis on iTunesU.

A search is not returning many Otis tracks. Is there something wrong?
The search function currently references the main iTunes Music Store. Otis on iTunes U tracks are catalogued separately, and thus will not be found in a search.

Can I access Otis on iTunes U directly without first opening a browser?
Yes. Simply launch your iTunes application, choose iTunes U, then choose Otis College of Art and Design.

The podcast has images, but they do not appear when I play it. How can I see them?
If available, go to View Options and click on the box for Show Artwork.

I can see other people's playlist in my iTunes. Did someone hack into my computer?
No. iTunes features the ability to stream other people's music from their playlists. You may not, however, transfer these files to your computer.

Can I connect my iPod to other people's computers and download their music?
No. Your iPod can only synch with one music library at a time. So unless you would like to completely reformat your iPod to synch to another computer, it cannot be done.

Will I be able to use other mp3 players with iTunes?
Yes and no. There is moderate support in iTunes for some 3rd Party players, but they will not be able to play AAC files (including songs from the iTunes Music Store). Apple offers a full line of iPod products and accessories which will give you the best digital experience.

For more iTunes support, visit http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/

I am a faculty member who created content for students. Any issues I should be aware of?
Faculty, please be advised that we need to keep in mind our services to disabled students. If you plan to assign a podcast, the Student Resource Center (SRC) will need a copy of the transcript on file.

Although these materials will probably fall under fair use, copyright on images, music and video may apply. Make sure that the content adheres to the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines.

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