Intended as an inspirational session, the Lightning Talks are a series of delicious, rapid-fire talks on spatially-flavored topics. Each presenter is allotted three minutes to develop a topic.

2015 Lightning Talks

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Fourteen new and returning speakers made the fourth annual Lightning Talks a success. Kitty Currier organized the event, which took place at Mosher Alumni House on February 25, 2015.

Tommy Dickey and Hot Rod Linkin, Polar Bears and Great Pyrenees Dogs:  A Matter of Scale! (video)

David Gordon, Linking Sound, Image and Place (video)

Skona Brittain, More Than Four Colors (video)

Yingjie Hu, Metadata harmonization in spatial data infrastructures (video)

Todd Bryan, Wedding Cake Geoprocessing for Web GIS (video)

Amy Shadkamyan-Talamantes, UCSB Business Continuity (video)

Selena Daly, Mapping the Italian Avant-Garde: Futurism in Space and Time (1909-1944) (video)

Bernard Comrie, Go West, Young Man: Consistency and Inconsistency in Cognitive Representations of Cardinal Directions (video)

Keith C. Clarke, Why isn’t the US metric? (video)

Jeremy Douglass, Experimental Game Spaces: virtual visions, architectures, and dimensions (video)

William F. Yim, Chinese Calligraphy (video)

David A. Hallowell, First-Grade Students and Geometric Diagrams: What do they notice? (video)

Kim Yasuda, Light Works: Isla Vista (video)

Steve Miley, Beyond the Locked Gate (video)

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2014 Lightning Talks

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The third annual Lightning Talks featured a lineup of 11 new and returning speakers, presenting to a full room at Mosher Alumni House on February 25, 2014. Kitty Currier organized the event.

Keith C. Clarke, The Four Washington Meridians (video)

Tommy Dickey, Teddy, and Linkin,  Brave Arctic Gold Rush Dogs (video)

Song Gao, Spatial Questions Collected from GIS HelpDesk (video)

Margaret R. Tarampi, A Little Pictorial Space Can Change Your Perception of Art (video)

William Yim, Airport Terminal Designs (video)

Crystal Bae, Lessons from the Road: Cross-Country by Bicycle (video)

Paul Wilson, Whale Traffic Control (video)

Heather Burte, Individual Differences and the Neural Bases of Allocentric-Headings (video)

Andrea Ballatore, Computing the Spirit of Place (video)

George Legrady, Image, Interaction and Representation: Some Artistic Projects that Address Space (video)

Jeremy Douglass, Navigating Narratives as Networks (video)

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2013 Lightning Talks

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Kitty Currier organized this edition of Lightning Talks, held at the Mosher Alumni House over the lunch hour on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The brave cast of inspirational speakers included:

Tommy Dickey, Chasing Ocean Eddies and Pyrenean Sheep! (video)

Mary Hegarty, How I Became a Spatial Thinker (video)

Song Gao, Spatio-Temporal Patterns from Mobile Phone Data (video)

Jim Caesar, Emergency Preparedness (video)

Don Janelle, Convergent Places—Warped Spaces (video)

Rodrigo Bombardi, Relationships Between Precipitation over Eastern South America and the South Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature (video)

Skona Brittain, Where in the World is Hunter San Cazador? (video)

Chuck Champlin, Twinkle: A Geometry of Meaning (video)

Grant McKenzie, Airports: The Good, the Bad, and the WTF (video)

Emily Ellis, Can we use terrestrial biogeography to inform placement of MPA’s? (video)

Jon Jablonski, New in MIL: The Fairchild Aerial Surveys Collection (video)

William Yim, Airfield Design and Capacity (video)

Yingjie Hu, Citation Map: Visualizing the Spread of Scientific Ideas through Space and Time (video)

Kitty Currier, Shipshaping and Fiafia (or How I Became a Geographer) (video)

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2010 Lightning Talks

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March 10, 2010

Organized by Alan Glennon, the brave cast of inspirational speakers presenting to a standing-room-only crowd included:

Rick Church, Marine Transportation: OOPS (video)

Helen Couclelis, Why Sketching Works (or, Why GIS Needs Design) (video)

Kitty Currier, Beyond Street View: Documenting Coral Reefs with “€œImmersive”€ Video (video)

Alan Glennon, How to Map a Cave (video)

Rhonda Glennon, How to become a Private Pilot (video)

Michael F. Goodchild, Spatio-temporal Constraints on Social Networks (video)

Dan Montello, Baldknobbers of the Ozarks (video)

Hugo Repolho, Optimum Location of Motorway Interchanges: Concessionaires’ Perspective (video)

Waldo Tobler, Ravenstein Revisited (video)

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Last modified: June 9, 2015