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Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections

The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is marking this election year by presenting Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections, a symposium that explores the role of invention and technology in electoral politics. Through this lens, we temporarily shift the focus away from today’s candidates and issues to examine the critical role that political “machinery” such as campaign advertisements, voting machines, and automated opinion polls play in our democracy. The symposium will be held at the National Museum of American History on November 2-3, 2012. All events are free and open to the public.

Posted: October 25, 2012
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia