Galileo tried to show us that after we add an increasing number of layers to a system meant to avert catastrophe, these layers of complexity could ultimately be what causes the disaster. His fundamental lesson has been ignored in nuclear energy vegetation, monetary markets and on the Oscars…all leading to chaos.
That includes: Archie Panjabi, Mircea Monroe, Enzo Cilenti, Ed Gaughan and Rufus Wright
Producers: Ryan Dilley and Marilyn Rust. Sound design/combine/musical composition: Pascal Wyse. Reality checking: Joseph Fridman. Editor: Julia Barton. Recording: Wardour Studios, London. GSI Studios, New York. PR: Christine Ragasa.
First launched November twenty second, 2019
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Amongst many, many journalistic accounts of the LaLa Land / Moonlight mix-up, strive the Hollywood Reporter’s oral historical past and the BBC’s Fact Behind Envelopgate.
Benjamin Bannister on typography on the Oscars.
Galileo’s Dialogues Regarding Two New Sciences.
Charles Perrow’s Regular Accidents introduces the concept of advanced, tightly-coupled methods and has good accounts each of the Three Mile Island and the Fermi reactor accidents. Simply after we’d recorded the episode, I heard the unhappy information that Charles had died on November twelfth. He’ll be missed.
The official report of the fee investigating Three Mile Island, chaired by John Kemeny.
Meltdown by Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcik first drew the hyperlink between Perrow’s work and the La La Land fiasco. It’s an important guide; test it out.
Dowell and Hendershott’s traditional article about backfiring security methods is No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Case Research of Incidents and Potential Incidents Brought on by Protecting Methods.
Don Norman’s The Design of On a regular basis Issues discusses complicated instrumentation.
My earlier article What Banks Ought to Be taught From A Nuclear Reactor makes use of Charles Perrow’s concepts to attract parallels between banking and nuclear accidents.
Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Massive Too Fail has the news on what occurred when Bob Willumstad met Tim Geithner.
The brand new three-envelope system was described in Self-importance Truthful.