Co-presented with TOWN HALL’s SEATTLE SCIENCE LECTURES. MIT data scientist Alex Pentland presents a whole new field of study for consideration in his new book, Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – The Lessons from a New Science (Penguin Press). “Understanding, predicting and influencing human behavior has been the goal of social scientists (and leaders anywhere) since the beginning of time. Pentland’s Social Physics is a major contribution to this field … Like Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds it will spawn further work and research in a rapidly expanding new body of knowledge.” – John Abele. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance at www.townhallseattle.org (1.888.377.4510). Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Preferred seating for Town Hall members. For more information on this evening, please call Town Hall Seattle at 206.652.4255, or go to www.townhallseattle.org.
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