Reminder: Call for Maps for the 9th Iteration of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit on “Science Maps Showing Trends and Dynamics” (2013)
katy at INDIANA.EDU
Mon Jan 28 17:42:25 EST 2013
Deadline is approaching quickly.
We are looking forward to receive the best maps and to include the
top-10 in the /Mapping Science /exhibit.
Submissions of interactive, online maps are welcome.
On 12/17/2012 2:57 PM, Katy Borner wrote:
> Call for Maps for the 9th Iteration of the /Places & Spaces: Mapping
> Science/ Exhibit on *“Science Maps Showing Trends and Dynamics” * (2013)
> *Background and Goals*
> The /Places & Spaces: Mapping Science/ exhibit was created to inspire
> cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate
> human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two
> components: (1) physical exhibits enable the close inspection of high-
> quality reproductions of maps for display at conferences and education
> centers and (2) the online counterpart (http://scimaps.org) provides
> links to a selected series of maps and their makers along with
> detailed explanations of how these maps work. provides links to a
> selected series of maps and their makers along with detailed
> explanations of how these maps work.
> /Places & Spaces/ is a 10-year effort. Each year, 10 new maps are
> added, which will result in 100 maps total in 2014. Each iteration of
> the exhibit attempts to learn from the best examples of visualization
> design. To accomplish this goal, each iteration compares and contrasts
> four existing maps with six new maps of science. Themes for the
> different iterations/years are:
> * 1st Iteration (2005): The Power of Maps
> * 2nd Iteration (2006): The Power of Reference Systems
> * 3rd Iteration (2007): The Power of Forecasts
> * 4th Iteration (2008): Science Maps for Economic Decision Makers
> * 5th Iteration (2009): Science Maps for Science Policy Makers
> * 6th Iteration (2010): Science Maps for Scholars
> * 7th Iteration (2011): Science Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital
> * 8th Iteration (2012): Science Maps for Kids
> * 9th Iteration (2013): Science Maps Showing Trends and Dynamics
> * 10th Iteration (2014): Science Mapping Frontiers
> /Places & Spaces/ was first shown at the Annual Meeting of the
> Association of American Geographers in April 2005. Since then, the
> physical exhibit has been displayed at 220 venues in 22 countries,
> including 15 in Europe, as well as Japan, China, Brazil, South Africa,
> Australia, Canada, and the United States. A schedule of all display
> locations can be found at http://scimaps.org/exhibitions
> Submission Details*
> The 9th iteration of the Mapping Science exhibit is devoted to science
> maps that show general trends and patterns in science and technology
> (S&T) and predict future developments of S&T. Micro to macro studies
> using quantitative and/or qualitative data are welcome, and mixed
> methods approaches are encouraged. Maps should be understandable by a
> general audience and might answer questions such as:
> * Where do good ideas come from?
> * Where are star scientists trained?
> * How is funding correlated with scientific advance?
> * Are download counts or news and Twitter coverage a predictor for
> citation counts?
> * What should I study today to have a good job tomorrow?
> * Where should I invest my money?
> * Will we have another recession?
> * How does science evolve over time?
> The maps might show forecasts, see 3rd Iteration (2007): “The Power of
> Forecasts” or
> * Trends in science funding and its impact on research and education.
> * Differences between predicting physical and social systems—the
> former are not impacted by predictions while the latter are affected.
> * Realizations of science fiction predictions—how far can one predict?
> * Accuracy of Delphi studies or other predictions.
> * Breakthroughs of the year by science magazines—picking the winners.
> Maps should show a visual rendering of a dataset together with a
> legend, textual description, and acknowledgements as required to
> interpret the map. Maps can be abstract, geographical, or
> feature-based, but are typically richer than simple x-y plots. Data
> can be used to generate a reference system over which other data—e.g.,
> career trajectories—are overlaid. Data can also be projected onto an
> existing reference system (e.g., a map of the world). Maps should
> present fully formed ideas and analysis; they should not be simple
> sketches of “what we plan to do.” See this PDF map collection
> <http://scimaps.org/exhibit/docs/PS_AllMapsPoster_2012_web.pdf> for an
> overview of the 80 maps already featured in the exhibit. Given the
> theme of this iteration, links to interactive web sites, hands-on
> displays, or interactive tools are strongly encouraged.
> Each initial entry must be submitted by January 30th, 2013, and needs
> to include:
> * Low-resolution version of map
> * Title of work
> * Author(s) name, email address, affiliation, mailing address
> * Copyright holder (if different from authors)
> * Description of work: learning objectives addressed, data used,
> data analysis, visualization techniques applied, and main insights
> gained (100-300 words)
> * References to publications or online sites in which the map appeared
> * Links to related projects/works
> * At least three keywords
> Entries should be submitted via EasyChair by clicking here
> Submit map as pdf file. Enter author info, a title, and three
> keywords. Submit all other information via the ‘Abstract’ field.
> Review Process*
> All submissions will be reviewed by the exhibit advisory board and
> children aged 5-14. Submissions will be evaluated in terms of
> * /*Scientific value*/ – quality of data collection, analysis and
> communication of results in support of clearly stated learning
> objectives. Appropriate and innovative application of existing
> algorithms and/or development of new approaches.
> * */Value for decision making/* – what major insight does the map
> provide and why does it matter? Is the map easy to understand by a
> general audience? Does it inspire viewers to learn more about
> science and technology?
> *Final Submission*
> Authors of winning entries will be contacted early February and
> invited to submit final entries by April 30th, 2013. Each final entry
> should consist of:
> * Title of Work
> * Author(s) name, email address, affiliation, mailing address
> * 24 x 30 inch, 300 dpi, landscape version of map using provided
> template at http://scimaps.org/exhibit/images/Matte_300DPI.psd
> (13.9 MB)
> * Official map description (200 words)
> * Biographies for all authors (about 100 words each)
> * High resolution portraits of all authors that are no smaller than
> 360 x 450 pixels, or 1.2" x 1.5" at 300 dpi. Larger is always
> better since we can always crop them down to our specific needs
> for both print and web.
> * Signed copyright and reproduction agreement
> Map makers are welcome to use the expertise and resources of the
> exhibit curators and designers when designing and producing high
> resolution versions of final maps. The layout and production of the
> 8th iteration maps are expected to be ready for display by mid-June, 2012.
> Important Dates*
> Submit initial entries: January 30th, 2013
> Notification to mapmakers: February 28th, 2013
> Submit final entries: April 30th, 2013
> 9th iteration ready for display: June 2013
> Exhibit Advisory Board *
> * Gary Berg-Cross, SUNY Stony Brook
> * Bob Bishop, ICES Foundation
> * Kevin Boyack, SciTech Strategies, Inc.
> * Donna Cox, Illinois eDream Institute, University of Illinois at
> * Bonnie DeVarco, Media X, Stanford University
> * Sara Irina Fabrikant, Geography Department, University of Zürich,
> * Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations
> * Peter A. Hook, Law Librarian, Indiana University
> * Manuel Lima, Royal Society of Arts, Microsoft Bing,
> * Deborah MacPherson, Accuracy&Aesthetics
> * Lev Manovich, Visual Arts Department, University of California at
> San Diego
> * Carlo Ratti, Professor and Director of SENSEable City Laboratory,
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> * Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
> * André Skupin, Associate Professor of Geography, San Diego State
> * Moritz Stefaner, Freelance Designer
> * Stephen Uzzo, New York Hall of Science
> * Caroline Wagner, Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy
> and John Glenn School for Public Affairs, Ohio State University
> * Benjamin Wiederkehr, Founder, InteractiveThings.com
> Please feel free to send any questions you might have regarding the
> judging process to Katy Börner (katy at indiana.edu
> <mailto:katy at indiana.edu>) keep subject header.
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Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science
Director, CI for Network Science Center, http://cns.iu.edu
Curator, Mapping Science exhibit, http://scimaps.org
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University
Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Phone: (812) 855-3256 Fax: -6166
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