Individual and collective spatial representations in crowds and other social behaviors

California Science Center

The California Science Center (CSC) allowed us to photograph the musuem buildings. These are photos (and annotated maps) from 20th of Oct, 2005. The photographs focus on the building structure, but some high-pedestrian traffic areas include people as there were few moments when they were empty. Those pictures that include crowds of people suggest location where later experiments might take place.

The pictures were taken on each of the museums three floors. These are shown as numbered arrows in the maps below. Each number gives the index of the photograph, while the position and direction of the arrow shows where it was taken. Seventy pictures were taken in total. In almost all cases they were shot with a tripod at a height of ~1.2m, with a pitch angle of 0 degrees. In the exceptions the camera was angled either up or down to show clearly other floors (e.g., from a balcony). The camera zoom remained fixed, giving the widest possible photo for our lens in all photos.

Ground Floor

01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25

Mezzanine Floor

The previous maps have an error on this level, because they don't show the three (large) holes in this floor on the Northern side. These have been added in the version below (although they are only approximate).

26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45
46 47 48 49

Top Floor

50 51 52 53 54
55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 63 64
65 66 67 68 69

Map Scale

A number of measurements were taken for each floor (e.g., length of back wall, longest diagonal corrodor, etc.) and compared with the tour guide maps we were provided with. I've calculated a scale for these maps. These are rough, because the actually seem to have slighly different values for the x and y directions, but are consistent across floors.

Ground Floor Mezzanine Floor Top Floor