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  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 41


Special Topics: Art, Education & Activism in the Digital Age


The amount of learning occurring online today is unbelievable, and it primarily revolves around a single principle - sharing what you know, for the benefit of others. Using this as the point of departure this special topics studio course looks at web 2.0 technologies as related to art, education, and social engagement. Topics covered include interactive social media, open source, creative commons, peer-to-peer learning and collaboration, digital activism, DIYU, online courses, blended learning, and the use of websites, blogs, wikis, and audio/video streaming to facilitate learning and meaningful engagement in a global society. Of particular interest will be experimental, performative, and artistic approaches to utilizing these tools. Students will develop interactive projects and/or lesson plans that are delivered on the internet or via other multimedia platforms. This is a blended course, meaning a portion of the class meetings will be conducted online.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Meetings: 15
Credit Hours: 1
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