Cognitive and Information Sciences of University of California, Merced, presents its seventh consecutive Mind Technology and Society (MTS) talk series, 2011-12. In this MTS presentation, Professor Barry Smith of Buffalo University at SUNY Philosophy Department lectures on defining an environment and building an ontology. The title of Smith's talk is Geography Inside and Outside the Organism. MTS talks are supported by a generous gift from Dr. Robert J. Glushko and Dr. Pamela Samuelson. The theme of the Fall 2011 talks is Space in the Mind and in the World.