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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.

  • 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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Robert Creighton

Robert Creighton
Lecturer
Education: 

Masters, Media Studies - New School University, New York

BFA, Industrial Design – Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

Bio/Affiliation: 

Robert Creighton specializes in the conceptual development of interactive experiences and the design of educational environments for cultural institutions. His professional experience bringing varied and complex subject matter to life has led to the development and design of wide ranging visitor experiences for museums, aquariums, science centers and corporate clients.

Semiotics and Sustainability inform his design process and provide a framework to address complex design problems and deliver thoughtful solutions. Recent projects include the design of a barrier system for the Huntington Art Gallery and a series of wide ranging interactive experiences for the Nature Gardens and Nature Lab at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.

Robert is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America. His films have been shown internationally and he currently resides in Los Angeles. Prior to founding Red Cape Studio, he served as an industrial designer for Thinc Design and O2 Creative solutions.

Clients/Employment History:

California Academy of Sciences
The J. Paul Getty Museum
LA Natural History Museum
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The Huntington Art Gallery
Orange County Water District
Discovery Cube OC and LA
Nevada State Museum
Catalina Island Marine Institute
Mekanism

Awards/Honors

Nature Lab • LA Natural History Museum
2015 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement (AOA)
Museum Exhibition, Limited Budget

AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2014 Outstanding Connections Between Design, Content and Community Context

IDSA IDEA Awards - Finalist 2014

SEGD Global Design Awards - Merit Award 2014

Nature Gardens • LA Natural History Museum
Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award - Nominee 2013

ASLA Merit Award for Institutional Design 2012

Age of Mammals • LA Natural History Museum
AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2011 Special Achievement in Clarity of Message

California Academy of Sciences
Event Design - Gold Winner 2009
Museum Environment • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2009
Environments • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

AIA Citation Award 2007
Interior Architecture • CAS Transition Facility

Cleveland Botanical Garden Orientation Theater
IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2004
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