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

Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective Initiative: 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.”

"Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge from Franklin to Facebook" was held at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on June 6-7, 2019.