Places & Spaces at the University of Miami

September 4 - December 11, 2014

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 plan to visit the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, which will be on display at the University of Miami from September 4 to December 11, 2014.


Click to see photos from the exhibit opening

The exhibit aims to demonstrate the power of maps to navigate and make sense of physical places and abstract topic spaces. 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.

The Miami exhibit is particularly exciting as it marks the debut of the exhibit’s 10th iteration—and for the first time, all 100 maps are displayed together. These fascinating new maps explore the future of science mapping and continue the exhibit’s commitment to bringing audiences the most stunning and groundbreaking examples of data visualization from the most brilliant mapmakers of our time.

Half of the 100 visualizations are displayed at the Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall in the Perez Architecture Center. The other half, and all the 3D and interactive elements, are on the first and second floors of the Otto G. Richter Library. A series of seminars and other events are being held throughout the Fall semester all over campus. Check out the University of Miami’s Visualization website for details.

Venues:

University of Miami School of Architecture
Theo Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables FL 33146

Otto G. Richter Library
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320

Special Events

Thursday, September 4 – Opening Reception. Katy Börner, curator of Places & Spaces will speak. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, UM School of Architecture. 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, September 18Manuel Lima: Creative Visualization and Data Art. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, UM School of Architecture. 6-7 p.m.
Monday, September 29 - Adib Cure, Carie Penabad and Chris Mader: Mapping Informal Cities. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, UM School of Architecture. 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, October 2 - Nela Ochoa, Xavier Cortada, and Patricia Van Dalen: How Science Inspires Their Art. CAS Wesley Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 9 - Nigel Holmes: Humor in Visualization and Infographics. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, UM School of Architecture. 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, October 23 - Stephen Few and John Grimwade: Visualization for Effective Communication. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, UM School of Architecture. 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 - Family Day in partnership with the Lowe Art Museum. Details TBA.
Thursday, November 13 - Ruth West: Cross-Resonance in the Arts and Sciences. Richter Library, 3rd floor conference room. 6-7 p.m.
Monday, November 17 – Li Yi: Data Mapping and 3D Visualization with GIS. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, UM School of Architecture. 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 19 – National GIS day. Otto G. Richter Library, 3rd floor conference room. 6-7 p.m.
Sunday, December 7 – Self-guided tours of the exhibit as part of UM’s Art Basel Breakfast. Details TBA.
Wednesday, date TBA - Claudio Silva: Visualization of Big Data. Department of Computer Science seminar. Ungar Building, Room 230, 5 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 11 – Closing Reception: Juhong Park, Alberto Cairo. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall at UM’s School of Architecture. 6-8 p.m.

Acknowledgments:

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is curated by Dr. Katy Börner and Todd Theriault at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. Places & Spaces also receives input from its Advisory Board.

This unique and innovative exhibit is brought to UM by the Center for Computational Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Communication. Funding for Places & Spaces comes from the National Science Foundation awards IIS-0238261 and CHE-0524661; the James S. McDonnell Foundation; and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Informatics and Computing, all three at Indiana University. Much of the data used to generate the science maps is from Thomson Reuters and Elsevier.

Acknowledgements: This exhibit is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-0534909 and IIS-0715303, the James S. McDonnell Foundation; Thomson Reuters; the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Library and Information Science, all three at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate the science maps is from the Web of Science by Thomson Reuters and Scopus by 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.