"Places & Spaces: Mapping Science " exhibit on view at the New York Hal l of Science, Dec. 9, 2006 – Feb. 25, 2007

Katy Borner katy at INDIANA.EDU
Wed Nov 22 15:57:30 EST 2006

The "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibit will be on display -- 
with science puzzle maps for kids -- at the New York Hall of Science, 
Dec. 9, 2006 – Feb. 25, 2007.

Julie Smith & Katy Borner

CONTACTS: Mary Record 718.699.0005 ext. 323
Carol Nordin 718.699.0005 ext. 342

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

For a New Take on Maps Chart Your Way to the New York Hall of Science
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science on view December 9, 2006 – February 25, 

Want to see science from above? Curious to see what impact one single 
person or invention can
have? Keen to find pockets of innovation? Desperate for better tools to 
manage the flood of information? Or are
you simply fascinated by maps? Then visit the Places & Spaces: Mapping 
Science exhibition, which aims to
demonstrate the power of maps to navigate and make sense of physical 
places and abstract topic spaces.

The display at the New York Hall of Science features the first two out 
of 10 iterations of the Places & Spaces
exhibition entitled The Power of Maps and The Power of Reference 
Systems. Also shown are an Illuminated
Diagram display by W. Bradford Paley, Kevin Boyack, John Burgoon, Peter 
Kennard and Richard Klavans, and
Worldprocessor globes by Ingo Günther. On display for the first time are 
hands-on science maps for kids with
paintings by Fileve Palmer.

Come explore 20 large-format, high-resolution maps that demonstrate the 
power of maps for navigating and
managing mankind’s collective scholarly knowledge and aim to inspire a 
discussion about a spatial reference
system for science.

See where science gets done, how the different areas of science 
interrelate, and how knowledge diffuses in
geospatial and topic space by playing with the interactive Illuminated 
Diagram display.

Discover zones of inventions and patenting activity while spinning the 
beautiful and informative
Worldprocessor globes.

Solve the hands-on science map puzzle by placing major scientists, 
inventors and inventions at their proper
places on a world map and on a map of science. Look for the many hints 
hidden in the beautiful paintings to find
the perfect place for each puzzle piece.

Pick up one of the handouts and make your very own map of science. What 
science experiments do you like
best? Where would your favorite science teachers go? What area of 
science do you want to explore next?
Visit http://www.scimaps.org/exhibit/nyscience and 
http://www.nyscience.org to learn more.

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is curated by Dr. Katy Börner and Julie 
Smith, Indiana University. The
exhibition advisors for The New York Hall of Science display are Marcia 
Rudy & Stephen Uzzo.

The exhibit is sponsored by National Science Foundation awards 
IIS-0238261 and CHE-0524661;
Cyberinfastructure for Network Science Center, University Information 
Technology Services, and School of
Library and Information Science, Indiana University; Thomson Scientific; 
and The New York Hall of Science.

Katy Borner, Associate Professor
Information Science & Cognitive Science
Indiana University, SLIS
10th Street & Jordan Avenue     Phone:  (812) 855-3256   Fax: -6166
Main Library 021                E-mail: katy at indiana.edu
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA      WWW:    ella.slis.indiana.edu/~katy

InfoVis Lab/CNS Center Open House is on Oct 30th, 2006

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