The UCSB Brownbag Forum on Spatial Thinking


Informal noon-time presentations that feature theories, concepts, tools, and applications for spatial thinking across disciplines, including the natural and the social sciences, as well as the humanities. Presentations will take place at the Center for Spatial Studies, Phelps 3512, 12:00–1:00 pm.

Please contact Karen Doehner,, to review and schedule possible discussion topics or presentations that share your disciplinary interest in spatial thinking.

Schedule 2018–2019 (also available on our Google Calendar)

March 12, 2018Linda Adler-Kassner
University of California: Santa Barbara

Spatial Thinking as a Heuristic: Shaping Learning about Teaching
March 5, 2019Grant McKenzie
McGill University

Scooter-pocalypse: The When, Where, and Why of Scooter-sharing Services
December 11, 2018Wolfgang Maaß
Saarland University

Tapping into the Human Data Space: Predicting the Treatment Success of Obese Children
November 13, 2018Markus Hoffmann

Quantum Computing @Google
October 23, 2018Elisabete Silva
LISA Lab, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Coming Home to the Land of Dynamic Spatial Analysis and Simulation:
Adaptive Planning Policy and Practice in a Seamless and Fast-Moving Digital World
October 2, 2018Qinghua Ding
Department of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara

Recent Slow Melt of Arctic Summer Sea Ice caused by Tropical SST Changes

Archive of the past ThinkSpatial brownbags schedules:

2017–2018 | 2016–2017 | 2015–2016 | 2014–20152013–2014 | 2012–2013 | 2011–2012 | 2010–2011 | 2009–2010 | 2008–2009 | 2007–2008