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Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

January 25 – June 17, 2016

Special Curator Tours

Join Louise E. Shaw, Curator, David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a special tour.




Feb. 3rd & 17th; March 2nd; Check back for additional dates

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; RSVP to

Driver’s license or passport required for entry. Vehicle inspection required. Space is limited to 20 people per tour.

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: Mapping Science is curated by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. In Atlanta, the exhibition is presented by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, CDC’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer, CDC’s Office of Public Health Scientific Services, with additional support from Thomson Reuters through the CDC Foundation.

Exhibition Programming

CDC’s Office of Public Health Scientific Services and Thomson Reuters will host a lecture, symposium and reception in conjunction with the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition. 

All events will be held on the CDC headquarters campus located at 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027.

Event Location Date / Time
Inaugural Lecture
Data Visualizations Drawing 
Actionable Insights from Data
Auditorium A
CDC Tom Harkin Global 
Communications Center (Building 19)
February 4, 2016, 5pm-6pm
Open To Public
Registration Required
Exhibition Reception David J. Sencer CDC Museum Atrium February 4, 2016, 6pm-8pm
Open To Public
Registration Required
Scientific Symposium
Seeing for Action – Using Maps and 
Graphs to Protect the Public’s Health
Auditorium A
CDC Tom Harkin Global 
Communications Center (Building 19)
February 5, 2016, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Open To Public
Registration Required

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Questions? Please contact Laura Mann at

Additional Acknowledgements
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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