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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.


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Question:  How do I burn a data CD/DVD on the Mac using Toast?


  1. Open Toast then click the Data tab.
  2. Under Disc options Check Mac & PC.
  3. With the Data tab selected, select and drag files or folder from any location on your hard disk to the Data content area.
  4. When you are finished organizing your files and folder in the Data content area you are ready to record it to a recordable CD or DVD by pressing the Red Button.
Question: How do I copy a CD/DVD using Toast?

Open Toast then Click the Copy tab . 2, Click the red Record button. 3, When prompted, insert a blank disc into the recorder.

Question: How do I make a DVD-Video from a VIDEO_TS folder using Toast 6? orCan you make a DVD-Video that plays on a set-top DVD player or in a Macintosh or Windows computer from an already-authored Video_TS folder content?
  1. Open Toast then Click the Data tab then Click the Disc Settings button (or the disc title). The Disc settings drawer opens.
  2. Click Advanced, then select the DVD-Rom (UDF) option.
  3. Click the New Disc button (If you skip this step your disc won't play).
  4. Drag a VIDEO_TS folder to the Data content area.
  5. Click the red Record button.
  6. When prmpted, insert a disc into the currently selected recorder.
Question: How do I make a DVD-Video from a VIDEO_TS folder using Toast 7?
  1. Click the Video tab.
  2. Click the Formats tab in the left drawer and choose DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS.
  3. Now drag and drop a VIDEO_TS folder into the Content Area. Toast will automatically add AUDIO_TS folder to the disc at burn time for improved compatibility.
  4. IF your VIDEO_TS folder is over 4.37 GB then choose Fit-to-DVD video compression.
  5. Click the red Record button and that will open up a window and click Eject.
  6. Insert a blank DVD, specify how many copies you need, and press burn.