Invitation: Opening Reception of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibit at NYPL on 4/3/06

Katy Borner katy at INDIANA.EDU
Tue Mar 28 00:28:21 EST 2006

You are invited to join the Opening Reception of the Places & Spaces:
Mapping Science exhibit at the Science, Industry and Business Library of
The New York Public Library, New York, NY on Monday, April 3, 2006,

WHAT: Today, the word "science" encompasses myriad arenas of physical
and abstract inquiry. This unique exhibition, at the Healy Hall in
midtown Manhattan, uses innovative mapping techniques to physically show
what and where science is today, how different branches of science
relate to each other and where different branches of study are heading,
where cutting edge science is erupting as archipelagos in the oceans of
the yet unknown - and - how it all relates back to the physical centers
of research. The world of science is turned into a navigable landscape.

Modern mapping imagery has come a long way from Ptolemy. In this
stimulating show compelling for all ages and backgrounds, audiences will
both visually and tactilely uncover how contemporary scientific thought
has expanded. Such visualization of scientific progress is approached
through computer-generated relationships, featured on large panels as
well through the collaboration of New York based artists W. Bradford
Paley, Digital Image Design Incorporated and Columbia University and
Ingo Gunther with renowned scientist from the field of scientonometrics:
Eugene Garfield, Henry Small, André Skupin, Steven A. Morris, Kevin W.
Boyack and Dick Klavans.

Scientists will be stimulated, students and teachers encouraged, and the
general public fascinated by this multi-layered accessible approach to
the worlds of modern scientific thought.

WHEN: On Display April 3rd - August 31h, 2006  |  Exhibit Opening is on
April 3rd, 2006, 6-7:30pm

WHERE: Healey Hall
at the Science, Industry and Business Library of The New York Public Library
188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 592-7000

For information about this exhibit, please see: (online
exhibit available here) (exhibit
brochure in PDF)

Dr. Katy Börner <mailto:katy at>, Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN <katy at <mailto:katy at>>
Deborah MacPherson <mailto:debmacp at>, Accuracy&Aesthetics,
Washington, D.C. <debmacp at <mailto:debmacp at>>
(Exhibit Curators)

Katy Borner, Associate Professor
Information Science & Cognitive Science
Indiana University, SLIS
10th Street & Jordan Avenue     Phone:  (812) 855-3256   Fax: -6166
Main Library 019                E-mail: katy at
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA      WWW:

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