Lightning Talks

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. This event is currently organized by Anagha Uppal. 2019 Lightning Talks View All Videos | View Program New space, same (but never old!) event, 2019’s Spatial Lightning Talks were one to remember. As they munched on sandwiches and pizza, our listeners from across campus were regaled with three-minute talks that ran the gamut, and that captured our attention for over an hour. Speakers had the challenge to present a new topic to the audience in only three minutes, after a which a loud (electronic) bell would stop their thought in its tracks – because it was question time! Read the full summary of the event here. John Lee: Race and Space on an American College Campus, 1886-1888 (video) Thomas Hervey: Travel Spaces and their Stories (video) Skona Brittain: Space-Filling Curves (video) Mike Johnson: An R-based Ecosystem for Earth System Data (video) George Legrady: 3D Data Visualization Fundamentals from MAT 259 Course (video) Keith Clarke: Where is Nowhere? (video) Ethan Turpin & David Gordon: An Interactive Fire, Water and Climate Model (video) Dan Montello: Fifty-Four Forty or Fight! (video) Greg Hillis: Mandalas: Buddhist Maps of Perfection (video) Aaron Bagnell: Fuzzy Oceans: Clustering Water Masses to Overcome Local Sampling Bias (video) Ken Dunkley: COOL Terroir: Place and the Character and Quality of Food and Beverages (video) Tom Ekman: Exploring a Watershed with Mexican Youth (video). View all videos on YouTube: 2018 Lightning Talks View All Videos | View Program The UCSB Center for Spatial Studies hosted another great round of Spatial Lightning Talks, 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. Read the full summary of the event here. Keith Clarke: The Honda Point Disaster (video) Jeremy Douglass: Panelcode (video) Paul Wilson: Mapping Thomas (video) Joshua Kuntzman: UCSB Crossroads (video) Lily Cheng: Left Hand, Right Hand (video) James Caesar: Thomas Fire: Don’t Fight the Scenario (video) Thomas Crimmel: The Abridged History of the Digital Desktop (video) William Yim: Focus View all videos on YouTube: 2017 Lightning Talks View All Videos | View Flyer | View Program The sixth annual Lightning Talks event was held on Tuesday, February 28 at the Mosher Alumni House. In this fast-paced, hour-long event 16 speakers from across and beyond campus...

Vertices Newsletter

Spatial@ucsb, The UCSB Center for Spatial Studies, is an innovative, university-wide resource and research center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Its mission is to facilitate the integration of spatial thinking into processes for learning and discovery in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, to promote excellence in engineering and applied sciences, and to enhance creativity in the arts and humanities. Spatial@ucsb is dedicated to promoting campus-wide, spatially related events, research, and teaching for all disciplines that share an interest in the importance of spatial thinking in science and in artistic endeavors, the development of spatial analytic tools, and the importance of place in society. Please browse this website to discover the many resources this project has to offer. News and events related to Spatial@ucsb are published in its newsletter, Vertices: Issue 9: New Initiatives Annual Specialist Meeting A Evolves to Spatial Un-Conference Spatial Discovery Project Spatial Coffee Hour New Personnel—Antonio Medrano Issue 8: New Visions New Visions—New Director Spatially Enabled Smart Places Transitions—Janelle Retires, Ballatore Replaces Outreach—4H GIS Project Issue 7: New Directions—New Co-Director Is There Life after Spatial? From spatial@ucsb to a Garden in Seattle Visiting Scholars Research Associates and Post-Docs International Spatial Cognition Summer Institute Freshman Seminar: Thinking Spatially in the Arts and Sciences Minor in Spatial Studies Issue 6: The End of An Era—And the Beginning of a New One Michael Goodchild Retires New Director of spatial@ucsb, Mary Hegarty A note from the New Director Minor in Spatial Studies Spatial Technology Lunch Discussions Freshman Seminar: Thinking Spatially in the Arts and Sciences Caves and Cognition: Exploring the Cave Experience from Multidisciplinary Perspectives Issue 5: LA-Plan: A Virtual Co-laboratory for Policy Analysis of the Greater Los Angeles Basin The End of An Era?And the Beginning of a New One Seek—Scale for Everyday Environmental Knowledge The Beginningof a New Era—A New Academic Minor in Spatial Studies Issue 4: Tools for Map Making Geography on a Motorcycle: The Guinea worm in Niger Goodchild—Accumulating Honors Summer Workshops Past and Future Issue 3: Introducing teachspatial.org. Where in the World is Mike Goodchild? Goodchild & Raubal Awarded NGA Grant Summer Workshops Past and Future Issue 2: A University Minor in Spatial Thinking? Spatial Help Desk Consultations Summer Workshops Spatial Pattern Analysis Summer Workshops Geographic Information Systems for Behavioral Research Geog 176A: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Issue 1: spatial@ucsb Inaugurated Marking the 120th...

Classics in Spatial Thinking

The foundations of spatial analysis span many disciplines over many generations of researchers and practitioners. CSISS Classics provides summaries and illustrations of major contributions to spatial thinking in the social sciences. Primary emphasis is given to research before 1980, with an attempt to capture and acknowledge the repository of spatial thinking in the social sciences for the last few centuries. The summaries, along with key references, are intended as guides for those interested in exploring intellectual inheritance from previous generations. CSISS Classics: available on eScholarship as part of our Spatial Archives....