Advisory Board Meeting (Aug. 3-4, 2018)

Meeting Purpose

WE1S is calling this meeting of its Advisory Board at UCSB—the only face-to-face meeting of the Board during the project—to seek guidance from experts on the project’s social and technical goals. For this meeting, these goals are organized for convenience under the heading of four themes: Corpus and Collection, Diverse Populations, Methods and Platform, and Imagined Outputs.

The meeting is timed for WE1S’s first year, before substantial results have been achieved, to gain the most advantage from early advice. The meeting is also timed as the capstone event of WE1S’s first summer research camp, and will allow the student and other participants in the camps at UCSB and CSUN to consult with Board members.

Meeting Dashboard

Meeting Communications
  • Wifi: Eduroam (for visitors without Eduroam, guest logons will be handed out at the meeting for SSID: "UCSB wireless Web")
  • WE1S Twitter: @WE1Sproject | hashtag #WE1Sproject | Board member handles  (Note: project participants will be live-tweeting the meeting)
  • Zoom meetings for remote participantsinstructions. (For "instant" meetings started by Alan Liu, join Zoom at: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/7600211662)
Selected Project Materials & Tools Fun! -- Santa Barbara Events & Attractions on Aug. 3rd, 2018

Meeting Location (and WiFi info)

The meeting location is the UCSB Davidson Library, Room 1312 (“Instruction & Training Room”).  (Advisory Board members: for Faculty Club & Guest House directions, maps, and the walking route from the Guest House to the Library, see slide show.)

Maps (scroll to see all if viewing on smaller screens)

WE1S Map of UCSB

WE1S Map of UCSB


Location on Google Maps
Screenshot for beginning of slides for faculty club directions

Slides for Advisory Board – Faculty Club & Guest House Directions, Maps, Photos

UCSB Davidson Library

UCSB Davidson Library

UCSB Davidson Library (mountain side entrance)

UCSB Davidson Library (mountain side entrance)

Room 1312 (Instruction & Training Room) in UCSB Davidson Library

Room 1312 (Instruction & Training Room) in UCSB Davidson Library


Participants

WE1S Board Members

Ten of WE1S’s fifteen Advisory Board members will be hosted at UCSB by the project’s PIs, postdoctoral scholars, and research assistants. The Board members coming to the meeting are:

WE1S Project Team

  • Project leadership team (PIs, project managers, postdoctoral scholars, other faculty and staff)
  • Summer Research Camp 2018 research assistants (UCSB) (CSUN)

Schedule

Friday

9:30 Coffee & pastries
10 – 11 Welcome from the PIs

Introductions

Project overview, progress, and future plans (report by Alan Liu)

11 – 11:45 Presentation on WE1S corpus (by Lindsay Thomas)
11:45 – 12 Coffee break
12 – 1 Presentation on WE1S WMS and Workspace (by Jeremy Douglass & Scott Kleinman)
1 – 2 Lunch
2 – 4:30

“Key Questions” Plenary session

Lightning talks (60 minutes). Four talks on the meeting themes by WE1S summer research camp teams on:

  1. Corpus and Collection
  2. Diverse Populations
  3. Methods and Platform
  4. Imagined Outputs

Each talk narrates recent project work, identifies key directions and issues, and finishes by posing a specific, high-value key question for the Board’s advice (four questions total). Each such question is short, concrete, and has a practical implication for the project; but each is also chosen because it sits at the crux of larger conceptual or social issues. (Slides for talks)

Key Questions for Advisory Board:

(1) “What are some other ways that we can collect and organize/group our corpus that will enable us to make sense of our data in the most revelatory ways?”
(2) “How can we meaningfully research and represent ‘diverse populations’ in the WE1S corpus while minimizing as many biases as possible, and how do we balance our attention to diversity between global and domestic populations?”
(3) “How do we as humanities scholars interpret topic models for a general humanistic audience?”
(4) “What outputs is WE1S uniquely placed to create and deliver?”

 

Discussion with Advisory Board

4:30 Rides to Fiesta. Old Spanish Days celebration in downtown Santa Barbara). (Van will take Board members downtown and drop them off. Board members should be back at the pickup location downtown by 7:20 pm. Drop-off and pick-up location is a parking lot at Victoria and Chapala streets at Google Maps location here.

Van drop-off and pick-up location: parking lot at Victoria & Chapala (map)

Van drop-off and pick-up location: parking lot at Victoria & Chapala (map)

Van drop-off and pick-up location: parking lot at Victoria & Chapala (satellite view)

Van drop-off and pick-up location: parking lot at Victoria & Chapala (satellite view)

8 Dinner for Board members, PIs and faculty, and postdocs and at Jane (Goleta location).

 

Saturday

9:30 Coffee & pastries
10 – 10:15 Welcome and plan for the day
10:30 – 11:30

(Groups assigned using Research Randomizer)

Board Group 1

  • Kelley Kreitz
  • Ryan Cordell
  • Benjamin M. Schmidt

Board Group 2

  • Thomas Padilla
  • Élika Ortega
  • Catherine Knight Steele

Board Group 3

  • Ted Underwood
  • Jim Casey
  • Katherine Bode
Breakout Group Rotation 1

WE1S participants will be stationed in different parts of the room to form four forums on the meeting themes of:

  1. Corpus and Collection
  2. Diverse Populations
  3. Methods and Platform
  4. Imagined Outputs

The Board will be organized into three groups (see at left), who will rotate through the forums in sequence. During Rotation 1,

  • Board group 1 will be embedded with Forum 1 on Corpus and Collection
  • Board group 2 with Forum 2 on Diverse Populations
  • Board group 3 with Forum 3 on Method and Platform
  • Forum 4 on Imagined Outputs will have an off session.
11:45 – 12:45 Breakout Group Rotation 2

  • Board group 1 will be embedded with Forum 2
  • Board group 2 with Forum 3
  • Board group 3 with Forum 4
  • Forum 1 will have an off session
12:45 – 2 Lunch
2 – 3 Breakout Group Rotation 3

  • Board group 1 will be embedded with Forum 3
  • Board group 2 with Forum 4
  • Board group 3 with Forum 1
  • Forum 2 will have an off session
3:15-4:15 Breakout Group Rotation 4

  • Board group 1 will be embedded with Forum 4
  • Board group 2 with Forum 1
  • Board group 3 with Forum 2
  • Forum 3 will have an off session
4:15-4:30 Coffee break
4:30 – 5:30 Plenary Wrap-up Session

“Bluesky” thinking about the project and future work.

6:30
Entrance to Mosher Alumni House

Entrance to Mosher Alumni House

All-hands Dinner

Dinner for all participants in the event (including RAs) at the Mosher Alumni House (see campus map). Enter the building and go to the “Alumni Hall” on the 2nd floor. (Van is available to take Board members from their Guest House to the Alumni House.)


Travel & Lodging

SBA Airport

SBA airport map

SBA airport map

Most Advisory Board members are arriving via the Santa Barbara airport (SBA), which is located just a mile from the UCSB campus. Please take a rideshare (Lyft/Uber) or taxi to the UCSB Faculty Club & Guest House. When you exit the airport, the rideshare and taxi queues are across the street at the median strip (rideshare to the right of the crosswalk, and taxis to the left. (Ask your rideshare apps or taxi driver for “UCSB Faculty Club”, which they will recognize. Unfortunately, the Faculty Club has no street address on campus that you can ask for. If you have difficulty finding the Club and Guesthouse, call them at 805-893-7000.)

Santa Barbara Airbus from LAX

A few of you are coming up from LAX by means of the Santa Barbara Airbus shuttle. (It’s a good idea to book in advance if possible.) The Airbus is a large bus (photo here) that picks up from each of the terminals at LAX. When you exit a terminal, locate the green sign on the media strip for “Flyaway, Buses, Long Distance Vans” (see image) The scheduled departure time from LAX is approximately when the bus arrives at terminal 1, after which it takes about 20 minutes for it to complete the LAX loop, picking up at each terminal in turn. Important: note that the destination for which to buy a ticket is the shuttle’s Goleta stop (one stop beyond the Santa Barbara stop). Though UCSB is technically in Santa Barbara, it is physically located in Goleta.

When you arrive at the Airbus’s Goleta depot, please take rideshare or a taxi to the UCSB Faculty Club & Guest House. (Ask your rideshare apps or taxi driver for “UCSB Faculty Club”, which they will recognize. Unfortunately, the Faculty Club has no street address on campus that you can ask for. If you have difficulty finding the Club and Guesthouse, call them at 805-893-7000.

UCSB Faculty Club & Guest House

The Faculty Club & Guest House is located on the UCSB campus near the campus lagoon. (campus map | room amenities) Breakfast is provided as part of lodging (M-F: 6:30-9 am; Sat.-Sun.: 7-9 am). It is about a 12-15 minute walk from the Guest House to the Advisory Board meeting location in Davidson Library, Room 1312. (See slide show for Faculty Club & Guest House directions, maps, and photos of the walking route to the Library.)

Screenshot for beginning of slides for faculty club directions

Slides for Advisory Board – Faculty Club & Guest House Directions, Maps, Photos

UCSB Faculty Club & Guest House

UCSB Faculty Club & Guest House

UCSB campus lagoon

UCSB campus lagoon


Entertainment

UCSB is about 11 miles “north” (actually, due west) on highway 101 from downtown Santa Barbara. During the Advisory Board meeting, Santa Barbara will be in festival mode for its “Old Spanish Days” Fiesta, a tradition since 1924. On Friday of the meeting, we are arranging for a van and car-pooling to take interested visitors downtown at 4:30 pm so that they can see some of downtown Santa Barbara, which will be crowded because of Fiesta. Here is a description and map of selected Santa Barbara Attractions & Events on Friday, August 3, 2018.


Reimbursements

For reimbursements of travel and travel-related expenses, please keep receipts. We will need your e-tickets or equivalent, and original receipts for other expenses (except for rideshare receipts, which of course are emails). During the event, we will provide you with reimbursement forms.