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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Jeanne Willette: 2006 TLC Technology Grant Report


Report:

In the summer of 2006 Joan Takayama-Ogawa and I received a Fletcher Jones grant to devise new ways of supplementing education with new technology. The two of us developed a series of Enhanced Podcasts for our paired classes, Introduction to Visual Culture and English Development II. These Enhanced Podcasts were made for ESL students who need to improve their language skills in English, by listening to the Podcasts, taking notes on the information, and learning though repetition. We worked for 13 days for approximately 8 hours a day in The Teaching Learning Center with Kathleen Forrest, Coordinator of the TLC.

Otis College of Art and Design had just been accepted by Apple as an early adapter of this new technology, making Joan and myself among the first educators in the nation to create Enhanced Podcasts. What is "Enhanced Podcasting?" It is a union of an audio track with still images. “Enhanced” could also refer to the amount of time, effort, and, ultimately, satisfaction involved in the process. Enhanced Podcasting is less than a year old and enables the listener of a Podcast to also see relevant words and images, designed to reinforce the verbal script. Two different sets of Enhanced Podcasts were made. One set, connected to the Introduction to Visual Culture Course, supplements student knowledge of course materials. The second set, connected to the English Development II course, are information literacy Podcasts, used to aid in the process of researching and writing assigned papers. The Enhanced Podcasts also give the students an opportunity to review major concepts presented in the lectures and research techniques, complete with images and additional information.

--Jeanne Willette
Liberal Arts and Sciences

Further reading: "How to Podcast," As Told by a Novice [PDF]

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