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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).

     

  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event
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  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education
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    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

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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:

  • 61 faculty have completed the Bricks & Clicks Course
  • 99 eLearning courses have been offered (Blended + Online)

 

Not sure if Blended Learning is right for you, your course, or your students?  
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.

 

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.”