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  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • OR GALLERY
    10455 JEFFERSON BLVD.
    CULVER CITY, CA 90232
  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Paradise Garage.

    Thursday, October 9th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     
  • Jennifer Moon

    Oct 14| Lectures
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    Artist, Adventurer, and Revolutionary 

    Phoenix Rising, Part 2: Eros vs. Agape is on view now in Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer Museum through Sept. 7th! 
  • ALUMNI EVENT

    The Otis Alumni Council invites you to a reception and artist talk with alumnus Sandow Birk (’89) hosted by Council member Eleana Del Rio (’89) at her art gallery.

    Sandow Birk: American Qur’an  is the final exhibition culminating a nine-year project to create an illuminated manuscript of the Holy Qur’an. Birk will discuss this series and his career with art historian, art critic and Otis faculty member Dr. Jeanne Willette.

     

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Natural Science

Natural Science
NSCI 307*
 
Natural Science Requirement
Fashion Design, Toy Design, and Product Design offer Natural Science courses that are specific to their
curricula. All other majors choose one course from the following offerings:
 
 
The Psychology of Seeing
NSCI307 — 3 credits
This course explores the mechanisms we employ in understanding and interpreting visual information. Through lectures and exercises students gain understanding of various visual phenomena. Psychological and physiological topics include the complexity of the eye, brain structures, optical illusions, as well as the perception of brightness, movement, color, and form.
 
Imagination and the Brain
NSCI307 — 3 credits
This course explores various aspects of the phenomenon of visualizing (mental imagery) by combining insights from neurology, psychology, and philosophy. Topics include visualizing in relationship to other visual phenomena, visualizing as one form of sensory imagination; visualizing as a component of nonconceptual cognition; and the continuities and discontinuities between mental images and the artistmade images (drawing, painting, and photography), which are based on such visualizations.
 
The Science of Sleep and Dreaming
NSCI307 — 3 credits
A multidisciplinary natural science class about sleeping and dreaming, focusing on the content and structure of dreaming and “dream logic.” Students will learn about the physiology of sleep and sleep disorders, and about the neurology and phenomenology of dream content.