Speaker Series

Kevin Leander and Rogers Hall, Vanderbilt University

Friday, April 15, 2011 1:00PM to 2:30PM
CUPPA Hall 4th Floor (412 S. Peoria Street)

Scale & Modality in Spatial Analysis & Modeling 

Comparative case studies of doing and learning spatial analysis and modeling in professional work settings can provide new insights into how people learn spatial thinking, outside the psychological laboratory and in settings where spatial technologies and work practices are rapidly changing. Across three case studies, we ask how professionals change scale and modality, strategically, while at work in different practices: physical anthropology, urban planning, and emergency medical communications.

In each case, we ask how changes in scale and modality both extend the body over time and space, and bring disparate aspects of the world into the body as proximal, modality-specific experiences.