Workshops

How to Measure, Map, and Dramatize Science

Date:

October 1-2, 2009


Meeting Place:

New York Hall of Science (see Directions), Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY (5 mins from LaGuardia airport)

Photos:

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Organizers:

Katy Börner

Associate Professor of Information Science, SLIS, Indiana University. Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center.
Curator of Mapping Science exhibit.
katy@indiana.edu
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Joy Moore

VP, Seed Media Group
moore@seedmediagroup.com
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Stephen M. Uzzo

VP of Technology, New York Hall of Science. Collaborated on the design of Connections - The Nature of Networks.
suzzo@nyscience.org
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Workshop Goals & Agenda:

This 1 ½ day workshop brings together science map makers, researchers and the media to invigorate the public discussion and appreciation of science, research and the metrics that make it understandable to all. Demonstration of existing approaches, tools, and techniques as well as discussion of synergies, will provide a point of departure for developing ideas about the future and practicality of broadcasting science and technology forecasts for public consumption.

Given the diverse backgrounds of the participants and the goals of the workshop, we will use the first ½ day for brief self-introductions, followed by three 30 min overview talks that set the stage for the workshop. The day concludes with a discussion of challenges and opportunities and a shared dinner. The second full day features brainstorming and discussion sessions in different team sizes and combinations.

Schedule:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

12:00pm Welcome by Margaret Honey
12:05pm Welcome by Organizers (Katy Börner, Stephen M. Uzzo, Joy Moore)Slides
12:15pm Introduction by Participants (7 min per person/organization)
3:30pm Overview Talks
  • Modeling Science – Theory and Practice (Katy Börner)
  • Visual Vocabularies Mapping Cognitive Distinctions: Using Rich Perceptual Representation to Ease Cognitive Categorization (W. Bradford Paley)
  • News Acquisition, Compilation, and Broadcasting – How News is Made Today (Karen Jaffe)
5:00pm Break
5:30pm Discussion of Opportunities and Challenges
6:30pm Adjourn
7:00pm Joint dinner at Deluge, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

Friday, October 2, 2009

9:00am Light Breakfast
9:30am Breakout Session on "National Science Forecasts—Markets, Utility and Formats"
11:00am Breakout Session Reports Slides
11:30am Identifying Best Ideas
12:30pm Joint Lunch
1:30pm

Open Laptops

2:00pm

Interactive Timeline Assembly

3:00pm

Breakout Session Reports Slides

3:30pm

Break

4:00pm

Collaboration and Funding Opportunities & Next Steps

5:00pm

Adjourn

Participants Attending:

Aaron Koblin

Aaron Koblin

Technology Lead, Google Creative lab
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Johan Bollen

Johan Bollen

Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington
Mesur.org
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Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown

CEO, Innolyst, Inc.
ResearchCrossroads.org
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Kate Tobin

Kate Tobin

Writer/Producer/Creative Thinker, Sr. Producer, CNN Science and Technology Unit
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Eric Siegel

Eric Siegel

Director & Chief Content Officer, New York Hall of Science

Karen Jaffe

Karen Jaffe

Manager, Education Projects, The Newshour, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
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Barbara Lovitts

Barbara Lovitts

Director of Research and Evaluation at Corporation for Public Broadcasting
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Evan Lerner

Evan Lerner

Senior Associate Editor, SEED
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Joe Witte

Joe Witte

Meteorologist, ABC
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Dave Brody

Dave Brody

Executive Producer and Director of Media for the IMAGINOVA Corporation
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Brad Paley

Brad Paley

Digital Image Design Incorporated, Director of Information Esthetics,
Designer of CodeProfiles, TextArc, and TraceEncounters.
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Adam Bly

Adam Bly

CEO, Seed
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Sherri Wasserman

Sherri Wasserman

Strategist, Thinc Design
New York City, NY
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Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Director of Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University
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Interested But Cannot Attend:

  • John Anderton, Associate Director for Communications, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Ingo Günther, Artist, Correspondent, Author WorldProcessor
  • Susan Zelman, Senior VP, Education, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • John T. Bruer, President, James S. McDonnell Foundation
  • Daniel C. Edelson, National Geographic Society.

Travel/Housing:

Rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn LaGuardia, which is in walking distance to the Hall. Please contact Mark Price (maaprice@indiana.edu) to arrange travel.

Directions

to New York Hall of Science
FROM LAGUADIA AIRPORT
Grand Central Parkway eastbound to Exit 10, bearing right to follow the Midtown Tunnel signage. Right on Corona Avenue. Right on 111th Street. Right at 49th Avenue into the New York Hall of Science entrance drive.

FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT
Airport Exit (JFK Expressway to I-678 N/ Van Wyck Expressway. Merge onto Grand Central Parkway West via Exit 10 toward La Guardia Airport/ Triboro Bridge. Exit 10W at I-495/ Long Island Expressway Toward Midtown Tunnel. Stay on Service Road. Turn Right at 108th Street. Right on 52nd Avenue to 111th Street. Left on 111th Street. Right at 49th Avenue into the New York Hall of Science entrance drive.

Acknowledgments:

This effort is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0715303 and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University and the New York Hall of Science. 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.

Workshop Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors: