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In its mission to build and nurture an interdisciplinary community of spatial thinkers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Center for Spatial Studies sponsors an annual luncheon event that features 3-minute presentations from a dozen or more faculty, students, and staff at UCSB, and community members from the Santa Barbara region.

Captured on video, Lightning Talks are a series of delicious, rapid-fire talks on spatially-flavored topics. Each presenter is allotted three minutes to develop a topic. The disciplinary span of these talks illustrates the ubiquity and centrality of spatial reasoning and spatial representation across the sciences, arts, and humanities. They include talks on spatial themes related to art, biology, environmental management, geography, information technology, library science, psychology and brain sciences, linguistics, literature, marine science, mathematics, music, transportation, and several other areas of spatial interest.

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Spatial Lightning Talks Overview

(2015)

This document introductes the Spatial Lightning Talks, an annual event at the University of California, Santa Barbara, that brings together an interdisciplinary panel of speakers. Each is alotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—eographic or otherwise. A list of speakers and presentation titles, with links to each video on eScholarship, is included. Note that hyperlinks will only work if this document is downloaded and opened locally.

Go West, Young Man: Consistency and Inconsistency in Cognitive Representations of Cardinal Directions

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

Metadata harmonization in spatial data infrastructures

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

UCSB Business Continuity Manager

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

Light Works: Isla Vista

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

Wedding Cake Geoprocessing for Web GIS

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

Experimental Game Spaces: virtual visions, architectures, and dimensions

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

Why isn’t the US metric?

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

Polar Bears and Great Pyrenees Dogs:  A Matter of Scale!

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video

First-Grade Students and Geometric Diagrams: What do they notice?

(2015)

This video was recorded live at the annual Spatial Lightning Talks on February 25, 2015 at the Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara. Each speaker was allotted three minutes to present a topic related to space—geographic or otherwise.

  • 1 supplemental video