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  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures

    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


    CULVER CITY, CA 90232
  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures

    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

    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! 
  • Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, and I Hotel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.


Materials Resources

This page is just for reference.

Subscription Databases

Inventables - Inventables

Material Connexion - Material Connexion

Optional: To set up a personal account (with Otis email) which will enable you to save materials and searches, click here.



Materia - database with manufacturers contact info.

Materio  - costs a lot to join, but the pictures are nice.

Core77  - There's an RSS Feed on this blog that could be good for this page...


http://ecolect.net/ - sustainable



http://www.mindsetsonline.co.uk/index.php - has materials you can order, like inventables. REALLY fun stuff.


http://www.matrec.it/en/ -  requires subscription, education discount.

CCA Material Library - nice database, open

Wearable Technology

MaterialProject.org  - a material and building reference

Materials for Designers

Style Park  - database of materials with manufacturer info.



Transmaterial - blog.

http://ecolect.net/blog/ - blog

http://www.architerials.com/ - blog about new materials

Harvard Material Library blog




http://extranet.kingston.ac.uk/rematerialise/search-materials/search.asp - nice searchable. must register, though.

http://inhabitat.com/products-2/  - a nice blog with new products