Published: August 30, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:15:06
Exploratorium Senior Artist Susan Schwartzenberg describes the Fisher Bay Observatory, a gallery focused on environmental science and the history of San Francisco Bay. The Observatory is a glass building sitting on the edge of the Bay with the city on one side and water on the other and features tools that help people explore the local landscape. Exhibits and displays include a map collection, real-time and past environmental data exhibits, and a carved topographic table on which datasets, such as sea-level rise, earthquake faultlines, and fog patterns, are projected.
This talk was part of the Visualization for Informal Science Education conference held at the Exploratorium, which explored themes of interpretation, narration, broadening participation, applying research to practice, collaboration, and the affordances of technology.
VISUALISE was made possible thanks to generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1811163. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.