Visualizing Climate: - Boston Library, 7/20

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A Panel Bridging Art, Science, and Policy

Visualizing Climate Change

Thurs, July 20, 2017

700 Boylston St 

Boston MA, 02116

6:00 to 8:00 PM


Hosted by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

How do we visualize climate? The Map Center hosts a cross-disciplinary panel discussion about climate visualization, and how different approaches contribute to today's urgent discourse about climate change. After the talk, audience members are invited to view the Leventhal Map Center's exhibition, Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History.


Image rights: AlexiusHoratius, Boston Public Library 6, CC BY-SA 3.0



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Thank you posting this, Sarah

Thank you posting this, Sarah!  Should be an interesting and worthwhile event for anyone in the Boston area. I learned from the organizers that panel 

  • John Anderson, Education Director at the New England Aquarium. John will present the Visualizing Change project, a climate change education toolkit that uses “visual narratives” to support informal science learning institutions as they help the public comprehend climate change.
  • Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston. Atyia will speak to the ways in which “big picture” resilience relate to climate change, visualization, and social justice in the development and implementation of Boston’s Resilience Strategy.
  • Mike Wilson, landscape architect and doctoral candidate in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Mike will elaborate on how map analysis generated a set of operational principles for resilient districts in both the New Jersey Meadowlands and Greater Boston.
  • Catherine D’Ignazio, Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media at Emerson College. Catherine will discuss her work as an artist and public storyteller, including “Boston Coastline: Future Past,” a “walking data visualization” in which participants traced a route from the Climate Change prediction of the city’s coastline to its history.