Tod Machover to speak on “Democratic Excellence”

David Rittenhouse, who served as president of the American Philosophical Society until 1796.

David Rittenhouse, who served as president of the American Philosophical Society until 1796.

MIT Media Lab professor and composer Tod Machover will be delivering a public lecture on Saturday, April 27th, at the American Philosophical Society’s meeting in Philadelphia. Scheduled for the morning session, chaired by Linda Greenhouse, the talk is titled “Democratic Excellence:  New Models of Musical Collaboration.” For the full program, click here.

Remaining true to the American Philosophical Society’s founder Benjamin Franklin’s intention of “promoting useful knowledge,” the papers and symposia at the meeting are “diverse in content and address both the theoretical and practical in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. …This eclectic mix produces a spirited dialogue among the participants, often without regard to academic discipline or professional affiliation. Informal discussions continue at meals.”

Society Meetings are open to the public and attract participants from the academic communities as well as the professions. Seating is limited and preregistration is required.  Inquiries regarding attendance should be directed towestcott@amphilsoc.org.

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