I decided to write a non-fiction book with the title and subtitle RANKING – The reality, illusion and manipulation of objectivity. The book discusses the Hows and Whys of our love and fear of making ranks and being ranked through many real life examples to be viewed from three different angles (reality, illusion and manipulation) of objectivity. Ranking converts scientific theories to everyday’s experience by raising and answering such question as:
- Are college ranking lists objective?
- How to rank and rate states based on their fragility, corruption or even happiness?
- How to find the most relevant web pages?
- How to rank employees?
Life and society is really complex, consequently our message is not so simple such as ”Ranking is good!” or ”Ranking is bad!”. Since we permanently rank ourselves and others and are also being ranked, the message is twofold: how to prepare the possible most objective ranking and how to accept that ranking does not necessarily reflects our real values and achievements. The reader will understand our difficulties to navigate between objective and subjective and gets help to identify and modify her place in real and virtual communities by combining our human intelligence with computational techniques.
10 Most Influential film of the decade The New York Times 12.28.19
1. Frozen 2013
2. Get Out 2017
3. American Sniper 2014
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013
5. The Avengers 2012 Joss Whedon
7. Moonlight 2016
8. Okja 2017
9. Birdesmaids 2011
10. Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015
Thank you! Hopefully it was a nice evening.
I don’t know the answer, but here is an attempt:
A Tik Tok videomessage to Zoomers from a Boomer
Let me start with us:
- Baby Boomers, are the generation that were born from 1946 to 1964.
- Gen X birth year is in the interval 1965-1980.
- Millenials (also identified as Gen Y) were born in the interval 1981-1996.
- Gen Z people are from the years of mid- to late-1990s,
We Boomers should understand the angriness of Gen Z reflected by by the song OK Boomer.
Did we destroy the future of the next generation? Maybe yes. But, we Baby Boomers were always open for dialog, and I cannot offer anything better just to initiate cross-generation discussions.
As I am preparing to my Intro to Complex Systems Class for the coming winter, I think we should start this discussion. I am really curious whether or not I will be able to involve Gen Z students to this dialog. I am just reading and thinking, these activities define us Baby Boomer intellectuals.
OK, Boomer: This Is How To Respond To Gen Z’s New Meme
and a possible answer for the attack:
OK zoomer, is that really the best you’ve got?
Our year was 1968, characterized by the assassination of Martin Luther King and of Robert Kennedy, protests and strikes in France, Prague Spring and by the White Album of the Beatles,