Past Event

Metropolis of Science Launch

March 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway, New York

Please join The Center for Science and Society as we celebrate the launch of the Metropolis of Science Project, including a new website and a smartphone application with GPS walking tours.

Metropolis of Science is a web based mapping project that explores the history of science and technology in New York City with the goal of engaging the public. Stories can be sorted by scientific disciplines, areas or time periods. You can use them to take a tour of significant places in your neighborhood or get a sense of the discoveries that defined an era. Content on the site and App is produced by students of Columbia University’s Science Journalism MA program.

Metropolis of Science began several years ago as a project developed by Professor Marguerite Holloway for students in Columbia University’s Science Journalism MA program. Co-taught by natural scientists, this yearlong seminar has a strong emphasis on the history of science. Students were asked to find an engaging topic and to research it; each then contributed a short report, slide show, or audio story, along with visual images. The project was designed to be iterative, with a new set of students each year adding new material to the digital archive.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Science and Society.