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Events
  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).

     

  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event
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  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education
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    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

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Library Subscription Databases and Other Recommendations

Otis Magazine Holdings List (for when you actually need the print version...)

Most of these databases do not require you to set up a personal account. Many of them do offer the option so that you can save searches, preferences, documents, and similar functionalities. StyleSight and lyndaCampus require personal accounts.

Full-Text Journals & Magazines

ebsco logo Full-text articles from 630 art and design magazines, 220 books, and 63,0000 images + 3,100 multidisciplinary periodicals.
ProQuest
General reference multidisciplinary. Full text with graphics. Overall dates of coverage: 1971 - present. Total titles covered: 2,600+
jstor Full text Art & Sciences III, a collection of 150 humanities journals from the fields of literature, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, art and architecture.
LIB vogue Entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month with photos and ads. All searchable!
ELibrary
Full-text of 1500 newspapers and magazines, including the L.A. Times  + company profiles, news transcripts
Opposing Points in Context logo
New Database! Provides information on various sides of today’s foremost social issues. Notice that the database will search just ACADEMIC SOURCES in the search box or list ACADEMIC SOURCES in a box on a regular page. Those are recommended for college papers. Help Sheet
ERIC
Education Resources Information Center indexes education research and information in journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present. Not everything is full-text, but the Librarian may be able to help you attain articles you need.

Electronic Books

ebrary
More than 80,000 full-text searchable books aimed at undergraduates. With citation assistance. Optional: You can set up a personal account.

Encyclopedias,  Dictionaries, & Reference Works

OxfordEnglish
Authority on the English language, including language evolution.
LIB Oxford Art Online
Extensive full-text art encyclopedia. 41,000 articles and links to 100,000 images. NOTE: If you don't get in, wait a few minutes and try again. Limited concurrent users.
heilbrunn The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history for students and scholars.
World Folklore and Folklife Includes: Celebrations, Rituals, Food, Drink, Holidays, Festivals, Music, Dance, Religion, Belief, Tales, Myths, Urban Legends, Traditional Arts and Crafts
Stanford
Open source project by hundreds of philosophers, donating their labor to collaboratively write, referee, and maintain this reference work. (on the free web)

Software Training Videos

Lynda.com
Late March 2014: lyndaCampus will launch. You must first register from an OTIS computer here.
7,000 professionally produced QuickTime video clips to teach software available online 24/7. iOS and Android apps are now available.
Grammarly Writing Support by Grammarly@EDU grammar check tool is now available to all students and faculty. Use your school email to register at Grammarly.com/EDU !

Databases for Products, Images, and Music

Material Connexion
Searchable archive of 5,000 materials including polymers, glass, ceramics, fabrics, cement, natural materials, etc. Optional: To set up a personal account (with Otis email) which will enable you to save materials and searches, click here.
Inventables A database of materials, process, technologies and innovations.
Materia A database of materials, process, technologies and innovations. Free, but you will need to create an account.
StyleSight Extensive fashion and style related site. You must first register from an OTIS computer here and update your registration every 90 days.
OtisDID Otis Digital Image Database (OtisDID) for teaching and learning. Focus is on art and design history. (Otis Community only)
Images & Video
Music

Recommended sites to find images, video, and music that is either copyright free or available under CC licensing. Otis-created image databases.


Essay Index

Text Finder
An index to essays, critical and theoretical texts, manifestos, artist statements, and some interviews in books. (A MICA -Otis collaboration.)

College Catalogs

College Source Online
Complete copies of 9,660 college catalogs in original page format. Fully searchable.

Looking for a database that used to be listed above? Otis may no longer subscribe to it. Let us know if you have any suggestions.