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  • Rodney McMillian (born in Columbia, South Carolina) is an artist based in Los Angeles.
  • Michael Joyce

    Sep 17| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Twentieth-Century Man by Michael Joyce. Starting with a disappearance, Twentieth-Century Man contemplates issues imbedded in aging, memory, language, family, and even life and death, covering and uncovering many profound mysteries.

  • Alice Konitz

    Sep 18| Lectures
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    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Alice Konitz.

    Thursday, September 18th 11:115am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

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  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

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Special Initiatives

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The Blended Learning Initiative

Blended Learning is form of e-Learning that “blends” face-to-face teaching with online delivery.  

To Date @ Otis:

  • 68 faculty have completed the Bricks & Clicks Course
  • 141 e-Learning courses have been offered (Blended + Online) since summer 2008

 

Not sure about Blended Learning?  
Not sure where to begin when it comes to instructional technology?

Otis’ Instructional Designer, Jean-Marie Venturini, is available to visit your course to learn about your teaching needs and collaborate with you on technology-enhanced teaching tools that might best serve your specific course and teaching style.

Schedule a Visit! 

 

The iPAD Pilot Project

Since fall 2011, LAS has integrated the use of iPADs into one section of first year English courses to determine its viability as:

Online Textbook
Tool for Enabling Collaboration and Project-Based Learning
Support for Blended Learning
Coolness Factor

We are currently exploring use of the iPAD in studio courses.

Ipad Class in 309

 

The Faculty iProject

Spring 2014 launches the faculty iProject. Interested participants receive an iPad to use for the semester. Faculty are encouraged to  explore the functionality of the iPad and educational apps that may be useful in the classroom.

TO DATE @ OTIS:

  • 13 studio faculty
  • 6 liberal arts faculty

Jason Burton teahcing student in PD with iPad

Faculty Jason Burton with student (Grace) sourcing hardware for her furniture project during Product Design class (spring 2014).

 

The Otis MOOC Experiment

June 17, 2013,  Otis launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called "The Modern Genius: Art and Culture in the 19th Century" taught by Dr. Parme Giuntini.
 
This MOOC examines key issues surrounding the making, viewing, and interpretation of modern art.

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“Otis is thrilled to offer such an important course free to the public and taught by a brilliant, dynamic professor,” said Otis Provost Kerry Walk. “As an educational institution, Otis strives to enrich the world by sharing knowledge with the community beyond our campus. Anyone interested in such ‘modern geniuses’ as Monet, van Gogh, and Picasso, and their impact on contemporary life and art, will find this course exhilarating.”