[Infovis] Invitation: Opening Reception of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibit at NYPL on 4/3/06

Katy Borner katy at indiana.edu
Tue Mar 28 07:28:21 CEST 2006

You are invited to join the Opening Reception of the Places & Spaces: 
Mapping Science exhibit at the Science, Industry and Business Library of 
The New York Public Library, New York, NY on Monday, April 3, 2006, 

WHAT: Today, the word "science" encompasses myriad arenas of physical 
and abstract inquiry. This unique exhibition, at the Healy Hall in 
midtown Manhattan, uses innovative mapping techniques to physically show 
what and where science is today, how different branches of science 
relate to each other and where different branches of study are heading, 
where cutting edge science is erupting as archipelagos in the oceans of 
the yet unknown - and - how it all relates back to the physical centers 
of research. The world of science is turned into a navigable landscape.

Modern mapping imagery has come a long way from Ptolemy. In this 
stimulating show compelling for all ages and backgrounds, audiences will 
both visually and tactilely uncover how contemporary scientific thought 
has expanded. Such visualization of scientific progress is approached 
through computer-generated relationships, featured on large panels as 
well through the collaboration of New York based artists W. Bradford 
Paley, Digital Image Design Incorporated and Columbia University and 
Ingo Gunther with renowned scientist from the field of scientonometrics: 
Eugene Garfield, Henry Small, André Skupin, Steven A. Morris, Kevin W. 
Boyack and Dick Klavans.

Scientists will be stimulated, students and teachers encouraged, and the 
general public fascinated by this multi-layered accessible approach to 
the worlds of modern scientific thought.

WHEN: On Display April 3rd - August 31h, 2006  |  Exhibit Opening is on 
April 3rd, 2006, 6-7:30pm

WHERE: Healey Hall 
at the Science, Industry and Business Library of The New York Public Library
188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 592-7000

For information about this exhibit, please see:
http://www.nypl.org/research/calendar/exhib/sibl/uelistsibl.cfm (online 
exhibit available here)
http://www.nypl.org/research/calendar/imagesexhib/places.pdf (exhibit 
brochure in PDF)

Dr. Katy Börner <mailto:katy at indiana.edu>, Indiana University, 
Bloomington, IN <katy at indiana.edu <mailto:katy at indiana.edu>>
Deborah MacPherson <mailto:debmacp at gmail.com>, Accuracy&Aesthetics, 
Washington, D.C. <debmacp at gmail.com <mailto:debmacp at gmail.com>>
(Exhibit Curators)

Katy Borner, Associate Professor
Information Science & Cognitive Science
Indiana University, SLIS
10th Street & Jordan Avenue     Phone:  (812) 855-3256   Fax: -6166
Main Library 019                E-mail: katy at indiana.edu
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA      WWW:    ella.slis.indiana.edu/~katy

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