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 Kitty Currier,, to review and schedule possible discussion topics or presentations that share your disciplinary interest in spatial thinking.

Schedule 2016–2017 (also available on our Google Calendar)

Upcoming eventsSpeaker
March 14, 2017Werner Kuhn, Nick Eidler and Marc Thiemann
Department of Geography & Center for Spatial Studies,
University of California, Santa Barbara

The New UCSB Interactive Campus Map
(Details forthcoming)
Past events
February 14, 2017Liz Chrastil
Department of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara

Navigation: Spatial Knowledge, Individual Differences, and Neuroscience
November 29, 2016Andre Bruggmann
University of Zurich

How Does GIScience Support Spatio-Temporal and Thematic Information Exploration in the Humanities?
November 8, 2016Tomi Kauppinen
Aalto University
Helsinski, Finland

On Spatial Aboutness
November 1, 2016Ben Halpern
University of California, Santa Barbara

Mapping Global Hotspots of Ocean Aquaculture
October 25, 2016Johanes Sholz
TU, Graz

Ontology and Epistemology of Indoor Manufacturing Environments
October 18, 2016Katja Seltmann
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
University of California, Santa Barbara

The Informative Bug: A Case Study Defining Areas of Endemism using North American Insects
October 11, 2016Jeffrey Hoelle
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Forest, Weeds, and Hair: Conceptual Categories of Nature and the Management of "Covers" in Amazonia

Archive of the past ThinkSpatial brownbags schedules and the list of announcements:

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

Last modified: March 6, 2017