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  • The American philosopher George Santayana once noted that beauty is far more central to our everyday lives than it is in philosophy. And true enough, aesthetics has always been a sort of fringe discipline within philosophy, lower in status than such fields as metaphysics, ethics, and theory of knowledge. In this lecture, Contemporary American philosopher Graham Harman will explain why this usual picture is mistaken, and show why aesthetics deserves to stand at the very center of philosophy.

     

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  • Otis Radio: Hot News

    May 02| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is Hot News with DJs Cindy Ho, Ana Molina, and April Oh who cover all the trending NEWS!

     
    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Cafe and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

  • Otis Radio: flashback

    May 02| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

    This week from 5:00pm - 6:00pm is flashback: nostalgic static with DJ's Alix, April and Dane. Come listen and chat about nostalgic representations that make us who we are, from music, accessories, to fashion mistakes.


    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Graduate Fine Arts presents

    Now What?

    Class of 2016 Final MFA Exhibition  

     

    Family and Friends Night Celebration: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm

    Ashton Allen

    Amanda Benefiel

    Ok-Young Choi

    Janet E. Dandridge

    Melany Dierks

    Elif Erkan

    Kathryn Kert Green

    Elizabeth Medina

    Kristin Moore 

    Jeisung Oh

    Zachary Roach

    Regine Rode

     

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  • Otis Radio Olympics

    May 03| Special Event
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    Otis Radio students Bree Miller, Natasha Carovska and Rania Ann Zahir present Otis Radio Olympics.

    Play Games and Win Prizes!

    Come join them outside to relieve your stress from finals by playing Musical Chairs, Red Light Green Light, Simon Says, and other beloved childhood games.

  • For decades, the Los Angeles–based artist Lita Albuquerque has blurred distinctions between Land art and Light and Space on increasingly grander scales, whether it be building installations surrounding the pyramids in Egypt or placing sculptures across Antarctica to mirror the formation of the stars. Her cosmic explorations continue with two new bodies of work that are currently being shown at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood, from January 9 through February 27, 2016, and at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art, from January 26 through April 10, 2016.

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Otis Art Tour: Brazil 2014

Spotlight Category: College

Kathleen Melez, a pediatrician and lawyer, and Javi Diaz, a graphic design student from San Francisco, visited Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 18th through 25th, 2014 as part of Continuing Education Division’s Otis Art and Design Tours: Brazil 2014. Javi enrolled for Continuing Education Certificate credit, and produced a travel brochure as a graphic design project. Kathleen participated in the tour for non-credit.

After the tour, Javi posted this on Facebook: Brazil, you were very good to me. I will forever cherish all the adventures and experiences in this beautiful country!

Tour sites in Brasilia included: Paranoa Lake, Itamaraty Palace, Estudio MRGB architecture office, Mane Garrincha Stadium (a site of the 2014 World Cup), several Super Quadras, Three Powers Plaza, the National Congress and Brasilia’s Cathedral.

Tour sites in Rio included: Jorge Mario Jauregui contemporary architecture office, AECOM Rio (which is completing the 2016 Olympic Park in Barra de Tijuca), Sugar Loaf Mountain, Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Capanema Palace (Rio’s Ministry of Education and Health), Cinelandia Plaza, Museu de Arte Moderna, Aterro do Flamengo, Copacabana’s and Ipanema’s boardwalks, the Museum of Image and Sound in Copacabana (which was under construction), the Cantagalo Favela, Christ the Redeemer, the Rio Scenarium nightclub and the Maracanã stadium (site of the 2014 World Cup final), where the group watched a soccer game between São Paulo and Flamengo.

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