Full Issue | Fall/Winter 2022

Funny things, boundaries. Are they constraints, meant to limit forward motion and progress? Or are they gateways to discovery - about the world, about life, about ourselves - only in place to be kicked down? Depends on your perspective. And for us, for this issue, we're leaning in on the latter.

It seems only fitting in this environment, on this campus, where pushing boundaries - and knocking them clean over - is a way of life. In art and scholarship, in science and sport, in outlook and approach, at UC Santa Barbara and for our community around the world, no challenge is too great to confront, and no darkness absolutely immune to light.

You're about to meet some extraordinary individuals: scientists, artists, activists, students, faculty members, alumni. They are all innovators, and all are inspiring. The people you'll see in this issue are not just moving barriers, they're running straight through them, expanding our view of what can be achieved - by our minds and our bodies alike - when we embrace the possibility of living beyond the edge.