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  • 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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Question:  Where are the scanners located?

Answer - Inside Room 401 near the tech station

Question: What types of scanners are available?

Answer - Epson Expression 10000XL, 1640XL (11'' X 17'' Flatbed) scanners and two Minolta Dimage Scanners ( Film Scanners).

Question:  How do I use the Epson Flatbed scanners (1640XL or 10000XL)?

Answer - Using 1640XL or 10000XL Flatbed Scanners

- Open Adobe Photoshop from the student application folder

- Go to: File / Import / Epson Expression 1640XL (or 10000XL)

- Set Resolution [ 150 dpi and up recommended for print projects ]

- Select Preview

- Select the area you need to scan

- Select SCAN

- Save scanned images to the _Student_Folder

- Backup your files

 

Question:  How do I use the Dimage Scanner?

Answer - Using the Dimage Scanner (Slide / Film Scanner)

- Open Adobe Photoshop from the student application folder

- Go to: File / Import / DiMAGE Scan Plug-in

- Select INDEX - - - - -  

- Select the slides you need to scan

- Set resolution [ 2400 dpi as input when output is 300 dpi to compensate size, or change from pixels to inches to enable percentage etc.]

- Select SCAN - - - - - - 

- Save scanned images to the _Student_Folder

- Backup your files


Question:  How do I transfer my scanned images?

Answer - Use the Transfer Volume

Question:  When I scan through Photoshop, I get "no Scanner can be detected" message?

Answer -

1. Quit and open Photoshop and try to scan
2. If that does not work, make sure the scanner is turned on and connected to the computer via USB or Fire Wire cable and try to scan making sure that you are selecting the correct scanner.
3. If you are still having a problem, turn off both the scanner and the computer. Then, turn on the scanner first, then the computer. Now try to scan again.
4. If it is still not working, see a tech.