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  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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A Flash Before Our Eyes

Creating a performance garment for Nike is quite an accomplishment. For Otis Fashion Design alumnus Scott Williams it was a global event.

As Nike’s Creative Director of Innovation, Williams was tasked with creating a tracksuit for the US Olympic team at the 2012 London Games. It was the result of twelve years of research, 1,000 hours of wind tunnel testing, and insights from some of the fastest athletes in the world. Using Nike’s revolutionary AeroSwift technology Williams designed a high tech uniform representative of the grandeur and spectacle of the games. The design included reflective patches on the arms and legs that flashed at high speeds, giving spectators an added visual as Sanya Richards-Ross won the 400m gold.

The result was a suit .023 seconds faster than the one used in the 2008 Beijing Games, which may seem small, but medals are won and lost in even smaller increments.

At Otis, fashion design is not surface deep. Here, you’ll learn to think about fashion and garment design from new angles. You’ll see where form truly meets function.

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