[Sigmetrics] 13th: Call for Macroscope Tools for the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit (2017)

Katy Borner katy at indiana.edu
Fri Dec 16 08:10:07 EST 2016

  Call for Macroscope Tools for the /Places & Spaces: Mapping Science/
  Exhibit (2017)

The complete call with more detailed information and links to eight 
macroscopes can be found at _http://scimaps.org/call_

        *Background and Goals*

The /Places & Spaces: Mapping Science/ exhibit is designed to open 
people’s hearts and minds to the value, complexity, and beauty of maps 
of science and technology.

Drawing from across cultures and across scholarly disciplines, the 
/Places & Spaces: Mapping Science/ exhibit demonstrates the power of 
maps to address vital questions about the contours and content of 
scientific knowledge. Created by 226 leading experts in the natural, 
physical, and social sciences, scientometrics, visual arts, science 
policy, and the humanities, the 100 maps and macroscopes have been 
displayed in 28 countries on six continents.

The 13th iteration of the exhibit will feature macroscopes that 
communicate or forecast changes in the structure and evolution of 
science and technology. Macroscopes should be understandable by the 
exhibit’s international audience, which includes both scholars and 
educated laypersons aged 18-88.

*Submission Details*

Interactive tools designed for desktop, mobile, touch-enabled, and/or 
large (e.g., tiled wall) devices are all welcome.  Each entry must be 
submitted by January 31, 2017, and needs to include:

  * Title of macroscope tool
  * Author(s) name, email address, affiliation, mailing address
  * Copyright holder (if different from authors)
  * Link to online site that features the macroscope tool or to
    executable code. Both should come with detailed instructions on how
    to read, analyze, visualize data and how to interact with the user
  * Description of work: insight needs addressed, data used, data
    analysis, visualization techniques applied, and main insights gained
    (100-300 words)
  * References to relevant publications or online sites that should be cited
  * Links to related projects/works

        *Important Dates*

  * Submit initial entries: January 31, 2017
  * Notification to mapmakers: February 28, 2017
  * Submit final entries: April 30, 2017
  * Iteration ready for display: August 30, 2017

Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Information Science
Director, CI for Network Science Center, http://cns.iu.edu
Curator, Mapping Science exhibit, http://scimaps.org

ISE, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Phone: (812) 855-3256  Fax: -6166

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