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Complex Systems Seminar | The Ranking Game from a Hungarian Perspective

Péter Érdi, Kalamazoo College, UM Visiting Professor
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Off Campus Location

We like to see who is stronger, richer, better, more clever. Since we
humans (1) love lists; (2), are competitive and (3), are jealous of
other people, we like ranking. Ranking reflects the reality, illusion and
manipulation of objectivity.

The book "Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play" is offered to people whose neighbor has a fancier car; employees, who are being ranked by their supervisors; managers, who are involved in ranking but may have qualms about the process; businessmen interested in creating better visibility for their companies; scientists, writers, artists, and other competitors who would like to see themselves at the top of a success list; college students who are just preparing to enter the new phase of social competition. The lecture will mirror the speaker's education and experiences in Pest and Buda.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Complex Systems Modelling, Natural Sciences, Quantitative Analysis, Research, Sociology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from The Center for the Study of Complex Systems, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Department of Physics