Events
  • Otis College alumni in the New York/Tri-State area are invited to a reception welcoming visiting Otis College fashion students at Global Brands Group headquarters in the Empire State Building. Join fellow alumni to celebrate the culmination of the Fashion Design Department's annual trip to Manhattan. This special event - open to all alumni from both undergraduate and graduate departments - is a great chance to reconnect with friends, welcome new Fashion Design alumni from the Class of 2017, and meet Otis College leaders including Fashion Design Interim Chair Jill Higashi-Zeleznik.

  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

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e-Portfolio Permissions

Designate who has access to the content of your e-portfolio and their role.

 


 

GENERAL PERMISSION SETTINGS:

This is handled within Portfolio Tools > Settings under the area for Permissions.

+Student Learning ePortfolios should be set to "Private within Otis College of Art and Design."

ePortfolio Tools Menu

  • Private To Otis = only the Otis community can see e-portfolio.
  • Private To Me = only you can see e-portfolio.
  • Public = anyone can see e-portfolio; no O-Space log-in required.
  • Custom Permissions =  add individuals from Otis and define level of access.

Permission Options

Under "Private" or "Public" you can further restrict acces by creating your own password access.


 

CUSTOM PERMISSION SETTINGS:

This feature gives you the opportunity to add:

  • individual users (enter their name into the box under Additional Permissions)
  • groups of users (typically from an O-Space Course or O-Space Group)

Many people have similar names. If you cannot find the correct person, type in their full Otis email address. If that does not work, please contact the TLC.


 

USER ROLES FOR E-PORTFOLIOS

Once you add users or groups to your e-portfolio, you have the option to choose their role:

  • Viewer = only view the content.
  • Editor = can add content to e-portfolio and save it in draft form.
  • Publisher = add content and publish it for others to see.
  • Admin = has full control over the e-portfolio.

Editors + Publishers + Admin will receive email notifications when comments are left on e-portfolio pages.


 

SHOW E-PORTFOLIO IN OTIS DIRECTORY

Under "Private" or "Public" you can select the option to show e-portfolio in the school directory. 

Select this option for your Learning ePortfolio!

If an e-Portfolio does not "show in the directory," it can still be accessed if one has the direct URL (and the permission to access it.) It will not appear in any searches, including when clicking on the link to X's Portfolios on the People tab.


 

TIPS FOR THE CLASSROOM:

  1. If interested in creating a common collaborative space for students - Publisher access is sufficient.
  2. We advise providing either unique pages and/or having students add their own modules in uploading content to a common ePortfolio.
    Why? If everyone tries to upload content into the same page and the same module on that page - it is easy to accidentally delete each other's work since everyone is trying to upload work to the same spot at the same time. 
  3. If students only need View access to an ePortfolio, have your students subscribe to the e-portfolio instead of adding them as individuals. The ePortfolio will appear on their O-Space Home Screen.