Places & Spaces: Mapping Science
January 25 - June 17, 2016
Drawing from across cultures and across scholarly disciplines, the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition demonstrates the power of maps to address vital questions about the contours and content of human knowledge. Created by leading experts in the natural, physical, and social sciences, visual arts, and the humanities, the maps in Places & Spaces allow us to better grasp the abstract contexts, relationships, and dynamism of science, technology, and innovation. Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell stories which both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate.
Complementing Places & Spaces are some recent examples of CDC’s mapping and data visualizations for use by public health professionals and policy makers, as well as infographics designed to communicate with the general public.
Places & Spaces is organized by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. In Atlanta, the exhibition is presented by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum and CDC’s Office of Public Health Scientific Services, with additional support from Thomson Reuters through the CDC Foundation.
Funding for Places & Spaces is provided by the National Science Foundation under grants IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-O534909, and IIS-0715303; the James S. McDonnell Foundation; and Thomson Reuters. Additional funding comes from the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Informatics and Computing – all three located at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate science maps is from Thomson Reuters and Elsevier. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or other sponsors.
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