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Maps are often used as a metaphor, a way of describing direction (as in “the road map to peace”) or success (as in “getting a town on the map”). Similarly, the “Mapping Science” looks to literally use map-like objects to indicate the state and direction of science today. The Science, Business and Technology Library of the New York Public Library is hosting the exhibit put together by the Places and Spaces folks noted earlier in this blog. The exhibit “uses innovative mapping techniques to physically show what and where science is today, how different branches of science relate to each other and where different branches of study are heading, where cutting edge science is erupting as archipelagos in the oceans of the yet unknown - and - how it all relates back to the physical centers of research. The world of science is turned into a navigable landscape.”

The exhibit runs from April 4th to August 31st.

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