(This article originally appeared on the School of Informatics and Computing website: http://iute.ch/1JTv5dp.)
Dr. Katy Börner will help formally open the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit on February 4-5, 2016 at the CDC Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. The exhibit (10 years in the making) has travelled around the globe.
In a time where people long to find answers to health questions, the exhibit explores ways to find answers through tools of information visualization.
Here are excerpts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement:
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.