• In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney


    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak


    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.


Web Conferencing

Otis has purchased a site license to ZOOM for our web conferencing needs.

ZOOM can be used on PC, Mac, iOS or Android (computer + mobile devices) when you download the Zoom App.

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Features + User Guide

  • Allows for online synchronous communication with web cameras or calling in by phone
  • Record your web meetings
  • Live chat and screenshare
  • Up to 50 participants in a single web meeting

Zoom Screenshot Guide

Download the Zoom screenshot guide pictured above (PDF)

Download Otis Zoom Support Guide (PDF)


Web Conferencing Policy

Otis College of Art and Design is providing access to a web-based conference platform, Zoom, to support the faculty and staff in their day-to-day college related tasks and to provide students with needed resources for their classes. 

Web Conferencing Policy (PDF)



All Otis faculty + staff + undergraduate and graduate students have free access to Zoom.

Go to  Zoom ( ).

Login using your Otis Xnumber (students) or Email username (staff/faculty) and Email password to create and use your free Pro account. 

Contuining Education students can have access upon request to IS (

Visit our Usernames + Passwords page if you are having trouble with your Otis Log In. 



Check out this tutorial video about how to get started using Zoom.

  • go to and select "START A MEETING" - when the meeting launches on the bottom navigation there is an option to invite participants


  • select the web address from the invitation or go to and select "JOIN A MEETING" and enter the Meeting ID


  • go to and select "LOG IN" (upper right) - select "meetings" - select "schedule"


Web Conference Etiquette

  1. practice so you are comfortable with Zoom before you use it (you can log in with your own account to see how it works)
  2. make sure you check your audio and that you have a strong internet connection
  3. remember your microphone is live and other people can hear you and any background noise - mute your microphone when you are not speaking
  4. it's always nice to announce your name so people online know who is speaking
  5. come prepared to be on camera, dress appropriately
  6. use the text chat area if have comments while some is speaking as opposed to interrupting them
  7. do NOT drive and zoom at the same time - that is not safe



Contact IS ( if you would like to:

  • schedule a large capacity meeting with more than 25 participants 
  • schedule a meeting using one of the conference/room systems on campus

The Teaching Learning Staff are available to help you with using Zoom. 


Setting Up A Large Capacity Meeting

Useful if streaming a large event like Convocation, Academic Assembly, Visiting Artist Lecture, etc. 

  • Contact IS ( to schedule a large capacity meeting, include date and time. Please request at least two weeks in advance if possible.
  • If using the FORUM, you will need a room set-up that includes in addition to the computer on the podium: using the polycom and a webcam mounted on a tripod to capture the speaker located on the side. The Video Lab ( or the Instructional Designer ( can assist with the Forum set-up.


Additional Tutorials + Guides

Available through Zoom: Support Center and Videos


Advanced Features


Zoom allows you to give someone permission to schedule Zoom meetings on your behalf.  

To learn how to give someone schedule permission and to use this feature, please visit the Zoom Support Center.


This feature allows anyone participating in an online Zoom meeting to share their desktop.

Check out the Feature Spotlight for more information.


When one screenshares, there is an option to annotate what is being seen on the screen within the meeting. In this way someone could mark-up or hightlight a document, powerpoint, or image in a live meeting without damaging the original.

Screenshare Annotation

There is also an iPad Whiteboarding feature available as well for live online instruction. 

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