Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge from Franklin to Facebook

American Philosophical Society

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:30pm to Friday, June 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project,” this daylong symposium will consider the different ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge.” The event will begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30pm with a public reception and keynote presentation from Dr. Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University. The symposium will continue on Friday, June 7 beginning at 8:30am.