Places and Spaces Exhibit
The Places & Spaces exhibit was created to demonstrate the power of maps. Its domain maps of abstract semantic spaces aim to serve today’s explorers navigating the world of science. These maps are generated through scientific analysis of large-scale scholarly datasets in an effort to connect and make sense of the bits and pieces of knowledge they contain. They can be used to objectively identify major research areas, experts, institutions, collections, grants, papers, journals, and ideas in a domain of interest. The exhibit is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussions on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. The online counterpart provides links to a selected series of maps and their makers along with detailed explanations of why these maps work.