CNS Newsletter  |  Vol. 1  |  Issue 1  |  May 1, 2013

Welcome to the first issue of our new bi-monthly newsletter! We like to keep our friends informed about what we're doing (networking is kind of our thing), and given that we have friends all over the world, this seemed like the best way to do it!  

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CNS Develops AcademyScope
Interactive Visualization for the
National Academy of Sciences
NAS Executive Editor Stephen Mautner interacts with AcademyScope.
Over the last several months, CNS was lucky enough to be part of an extremely productive collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, that resulted in a state-of-the-art, interactive touch-screen visualization called AcademyScope.
Using a 55-inch, multi-touch screen, viewers can explore all reports 
published by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of  
Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council-from twenty years ago to today. The Automatic Mode of the visualization shows the 100 most frequently downloaded reports of the previous seven days as well as newly released reports. The Interactive Mode supports browsing and exploration by topic, subtopic, and individual report. There's also a QR code that allows users to download a PDF of any report to their smart device.
AcademyScope was officially unveiled in the Great Hall at the National Academy in advance of the April 25th D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) and is available to the public for exploration.
Places & Spaces Ambassador Profile:
Dr. Veslava Osinska

Dr. Veslava Osinska is an assistant professor at the Institute of Information Science and Book Studies at Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. At NCU, her research and teaching explore methods of visualizing the intellectual contributions of Polish academics in the social and cognitive sciences and the humanities.   


This strong interest in information visualization led Osinska to Amsterdam in 2010 for a workshop on "Modeling Science Dynamics" (a workshop that resulted in the 2012 Springer-Verlag publication,
Models of Science Dynamics, edited by Andrea Scharnhorst, Katy B�rner, and Peter van den Besselaar).  It was there that she met Places & Spaces curator Katy B�rner. Osinska was already an admirer of the exhibit through, so when the two discussed ways of making infoviz more popular within Polish science, the idea of becoming a Mapping Science ambassador seemed like an excellent fit for Osinska. 
Upcoming Events
JUN 24-27 - 4th Annual International Science of Team Science Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


JUN 26-29 - Exhibit at Political Networks in an Interdisciplinary World, Political Networks Conference in
Bloomington, IN
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