Are the days of paper maps gone? Do you have one? Or have we become so reliant on the Global Positioning System (GPS) to tell us where we are, where we're going, and when we'll get there that a failure would bring us to a standstill? This presentation will discuss the vulnerabilities, risks, and options related to GPS.
Steven Polunsky (Twitter: @StevenPolunsky) is a research scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in Austin. A two-time SXSW speaker, he led award-winning initiatives that debuted the use of live spatial data in a legislative hearing and produced the first mobile app of any state legislative committee in the country, and in 2014 he was the first recipient of the Dallas Morning News Open Government Superhero award. He has a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Goldsmith Talks is an open-format series of presentations organized by UTSOA faculty, staff, and students. the series aims to encourage and promote presentations that are outside of the scope of the main lecture series. Examples are: invited seminar presentations, book talks, lectures by designers and scholars who may be in Austin for another engagement, round-table discussions, film screenings, product demonstrations, or any other activity related to research, scholarship, and teaching activities and at the school. The format provides a platform for encouraging the dissemination of work by visitors and members of our community. The goal is to raise awareness, increase access, and better integrate such events within the public life of the school.