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  • Michael Joyce

    Sep 17| Lectures

    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

    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

    Image from alicekonitz.com


  • 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.

  • Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures

    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

    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

    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.


Teaching Learning Center Staff



Jean-Marie Venturini, Instructional Designer

2012 - present
(310) 846-2628

Jean-Marie provides assistance to ALL Faculty who want to teach online, blended, and technology-enhanced courses. She organizes workshops and trainings. She is an O-Space and ePortfolios expert. She is also the TLC blogger.

Drop in anytime or request a workshop.

Contact via Email!

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! 

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Sue Maberry, Director of Library and Instructional Technology 

1992 - present
(310) 665-6925

Sue has been researching and consulting on useful technologies for Otis for many years, including learning management systems, e-portfolios, digital asset management, blogs, wikis, YouTube, Second Life, and all things "web 2.0." She implements and develops curriculum for the Information Literacy program at Otis.

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Kathleen Forrest, Assistant Director, TLC
2006 - present
(310) 846-2576

Kathleen produces videos, learning objects, and podcasts. She manages iTunesU. She is also an OSpace expert, and supports workshops/trainings in the TLC. 

Drop in anytime or request a workshop.

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Heather Cleary, Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian 

2002 - present
(310) 665-6926

Heather handles all things Otis DID. She is also very knowledgeable on blogs and wikis. She is an O-Space and e-portfolios expert.

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Shelley Forbes  

Sheldon Forbes, Circulation Manager

1999 - present
(310) 665-6930

Shelley is the Scantron and Survey Monkey expert. She consults about Second Life and PowerPoint. 

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