Atlas of Knowledge. Anyone can map

On April 22, 2015 the Mundaneum organised an Art Talk with Katy Börner (Indiana University) for an inside of the Google Art Project series about her latest book “Atlas of Knowledge. Anyone can map” and data literacy in general. In the YouTube film  ( ) we can watch Katy’s introduction into her new book and a following conversation with Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst (KNAW-DANS, The Netherlands) and Dr. Almila Akdag (eHumanities group KNAW, The Netherlands) about the functions of information visualization nowadays and current challenges. The Mundaneum (, brainchild of Paul Otlet – the “father of the Internet idea” – and Henri La Fontaine, Nobel Peace Prize 1913, is now an archives center and museum space devoted to their heritage and its translation into today’s digital culture. One of their preoccupations was to collect, classify and share information, including graphics and maps.

Katy Börner (Professor of Information Science) and Andrea Scharnhorst are both scientific advisors for the Mundaneum exhibition Mapping Knowledge, understanding the world through data (June 12, 2015 – May 29, 2016). Almila Akdag works on technoscience art and information visualization.