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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Computer Lab Policies

Access Policy

All currently enrolled students and employees of the college are permitted to use the Otis Computer Center during posted Open-Access hours. The Computer Center includes all the open-access labs, computer classrooms and Library computers. Computer classrooms are designated for scheduled classes primarily but may be used for open-access outside of the class schedule. It is up to each faculty member whether to permit other students to use the computers in a classroom during class time. Students may use the Open-Access Lab for course work and assignments only during posted hours. Extended-access hours are provided during the last two weeks of each semester and will be posted outside of the Computer Center. Students may also obtain written approval for after-hours access to designated labs from their department and Academic Computing Services. Please refer the After-Hours Access Policy for more information. The open-access hours for each semester are posted on the Computer Center main doors or by calling the ACS office

Rules and Procedures

Individuals using the lab are expected to observe all of the rules of the Computer Center. Violating any of these rules can result in loss of extended hour privileges or exclusion from the Computer Center for the remainder of the term. Prohibited activities include but are not limited to:

- Copying or removing software from any of the computers.
- Installing unauthorized software on any computer.
- Changing the computer systems configuration.
- Connecting unapproved hardware devices to a computer.
- Disconnecting any of the lab equipment.
- Unauthorized duplication of licensed software.
- Excessive noise or loitering.
- Food or drink.
- Loading personal paper in printers.
- Using spray adhesive.
- Cutting on tabletops or counters.
- Unauthorized access to servers or network.

Students enrolled in computer classes have priority on the open-access computers and classrooms. Students who are not enrolled in computer classes may use the open-access computers only. Internet access is provided on all the computers in the labs, classrooms and Library. Please refer to the Responsible Use Policy for appropriate use.

Data Storage

Individuals are responsible for backing up and storing all personal data. The Computer Center provides access several types of removable media devices for data storage. Server-based volumes are also provided on the network for backup of class work. Students may also temporarily store data in the “Student Work Folder” on any computer's local hard drive. The network “Transfer” volume is for transferring data via the network only and may not be used for data storage. Any data located in the Transfer Volume may be deleted at any time without notice.

(Otis College and its employees are not responsible for maintaining or securing data lost on any of the college’s network server volumes or computer hard drives. Users are responsible for making backups of all work stored on the servers or computers.)