spatial@ucsb.local2018: Call for Posters

Mar 21, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | spatial@ucsb.local

Submissions of demos or posters of research and creative works are invited for display at the annual spatial@ucsb.local2018 Poster and Plenary Session on Improving Maps for Extreme Events, which will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corwin Pavilion. Representatives from the private sector and industry and campus-wide academics in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering programs are invited to showcase how spatial thinking facilitates research and creativity. Although the theme this year is on Improving Maps for Extreme Events, posters reflecting some aspect of spatial thinking on any topic will be accepted. To reserve your space for a poster or to indicate your attendance and join us for lunch, please RSVP to Karen Doehner (kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu). Deadline for poster reservation is Monday, May...

Exploration Seminar in Spring 2018

Mar 21, 2018 • Categories: Education | Event | Featured | Freshman Seminars

Announcing the Spring 2018 Exploration Seminar: Thinking Spatially in the Arts and Sciences, open to first-year undergraduate students at UCSB. See flyer linked below. Exploration Seminar Spring 2018 [pdf] ● Explore spatial reasoning for problem solving (sciences), creative expression (arts), and interpretation (humanities) ● Learn how statistics, graphs, maps, and virtual reality aid learning, analysis, data visualization, discovery/solutions to socio-environmental problems, and space/place interpretation ● Arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering faculty illustrate spatial tools to integrate knowledge across disciplines More information on the Exploration Seminar...

Thank you to Spatial Lightning Talk 2018 presenters

Feb 13, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | Highlight | Lightning Talks | Photos

The UCSB Center for Spatial Studies hosted another great round of Spatial Lightning Talks this year, with a whole new batch of spatially-relevant topics. Eight speakers took the challenge to “enlighten us, but make it quick!” Many new and returning faces in the crowd had the opportunity to hear a lively group of speakers and make new connections across campus. This year, there was a 2-minute question and answer period after each 3-minute presentation, allowing the audience to participate more in the program. Two speakers, Paul Wilson (formerly of GE / MapFrame) and James Caesar (UCSB Campus Emergency Manager) spoke about the recent Thomas Fire and mudslides. Paul called for map-minded people in the local community to band together and improve the state of emergency mapping; James shared some of his real, on-the-ground experience responding to the recent fire and mudslide events. Geography Professor Keith Clarke taught us about a local piece of history just around the bend at Honda Point. Thomas Crimmel continued the geographers and history theme with his (very!) abridged history of the digital desktop. Joshua Kuntzman, graduate student at the Gervitz School of Education, pushed us to think more about what it takes to facilitate true interdisciplinary work through the UCSB Crossroads program. Jeremy Douglass, Assistant Professor of English, gave us a run-through of his project Panelcode. Graduate student Lily Cheng made everyone stop and think about their well-developed ‘paw preferences’, and aviation consultant William Yim gave everyone a new perspective on focus in photography. This event was organized by Crystal Bae, bidding adieu to Kitty Currier who has done a great job organizing in years past. If you are interested in presenting a 3-minute lightning talk at next year’s event, get in touch with Crystal anytime. Videos of this year’s talks will be posted on the Spatial Center website once they become...

Location Analytics in Business Workshop

Dec 10, 2017 • Categories: Event | Featured | Workshops

The Location Analytics in Business workshop, originally scheduled for December 11–13, 2017, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 31 to Friday, February 2, 2018. Suggested travel dates are Tuesday, January 30 and Friday afternoon, February 2 or Saturday, February 3.  ...