Interdisciplinary research (“IDR”) is often trumpeted as essential for scientific and technological advancement. This website offers a novel tool, the overlay maps of science, as a method to explore the degree of interdisciplinarity.
The recent ICT revolution has given birth to a parallel world of digital traces. This change affects a wide number of contexts of collaborative knowledge creation, from casual discussions, political arguments, to scientific elaboration and participative decision-making.
Where is what research performed? This map shows papers, patents, and grants related to biomass and biofuel research and technology. Only work in the US is shown. Records are aggregated at the state (high) and city (low) level.
The Practice Mapping project aims to expose the interaction dynamics involved in a practice. It is, however, not only interested in the static network of the entities involved in the practice, but also, and perhaps even more so, in the dynamics of this network: how it grows and transforms over time.