Join the University of Miami for the launch of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit and a semester-long celebration of science, art, and data visualization from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 4 at Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall at UM’s School of Architecture. Katy Börner, Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing at the University of Indiana and curator of the international Places & Spaces exhibit, will deliver the keynote talk. A reception will follow the event.
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More information on Places & Spaces: http://visualization.miami.edu/?p=35
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science includes 100 visualizations intended to “inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale.” Free public lectures from world-renowned visualization designers and researchers will accompany the semester-long exhibition. 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, in partnership with the Otto G. Richter Library, where half the maps and all the 3D and interactive elements are located, and the School of Architecture’s Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Lecture Hall (map), which is home to the first 50 maps and the venue to many of the events.
About the keynote speaker:
Katy Börner’s research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. Börner has published seven books and more than 170 papers, and has presented at hundreds of conferences and events including some hosted by TEDx, Google, NIH, the U.S. military, and universities around the world. Börner holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997. She became an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2012.