Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library will be hosting the “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science” exhibit from May 14 to September 23, 2015. The exhibit focuses on the role that visual maps can play in increasing one’s understanding of not just physical locations, but also complex topics that are related to modern scientific thought. To that end, the display will feature maps reflecting the latest trends in science mapping and other forms of data visualization. The hope is that both scientists and members of the general public will find the exhibit fascinating and informative.
The public is invited to an opening reception, which will take place on Thursday, May 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The event will include a speech by Katy Bomer (Exhibit Curator and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University-Bloomington). There will also be a screening of the short film Humanexus, which explores the relationship between the human need for interconnection and the increasing role that technology plays in facilitating those connections.
In addition to the opening reception, there will be various events throughout the exhibit. To see a list of these, click here.
For more information on the exhibit, including instructions on RSVP’ing for the opening reception, click here.