On January 3, 2008, SLIS faculty member Katy Börner presented "Science from Above," a talk and tour at the American Museum of Science and Energy in conjunction with the display of her "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibit. The museum, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, housed the exhibit from September 7, 2007, until January 7, 2008.
The Places & Spaces website calls the project "an exhibition created to demonstrate the power of maps to understand, navigate, and manage not only physical spaces, but also abstract information spaces." In the past two years, the "Places and Spaces" exhibit has traveled near and far, stopping at the New York Public Library as well as Bloomington, Indiana's Monroe County Public Library.
Following Börner's American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) talk, she met with Walter L. Warnick, the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and his colleagues to discuss potential collaborations (see photo above).
Thursday, January 3, 2008, Katy Börner: Mapping Science Talk and Tour, 11:00 a.m., AMSE Auditorium - Free Admission
Are you interested in seeing science from above? Curious to see what impact one single person or invention can have? Keen to find pockets of innovation? Desperate for better tools to manage the information flood? Or are you simply fascinated by maps? Then visit the AMSE on January 3, 2008 for a talk on "Mapping Science" at 11:00 a.m. and tour of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibit at 11:30 a.m. by Dr. Katy Börner.
Dr. Katy Börner is Victor H. Yngve Associate Professor of Information Science, Director of the Information Visualization Lab, and Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Adjunct Associate Professor of Informatics, Core Faculty Member of Cognitive Science, and Research Affiliate of the Biocomplexity Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Posted January 10, 2008