Items of Interest

TV Review: The Best of Enemies

This week I watched the Netlix documentary Best of Enemies. During the 1968 American Presidential campaign, the tradition among the TV networks was wall to wall coverage of both democratic and republican national conventions, where the party presidential candidates are decided. The ABC network was far behind NBC and CBS in market share, popularity and financial resources. As a result, they downgraded their coverage to nightly summaries, but need something else to attract viewers.

4,000 Children Homeless In Ireland

There are 10,000 homeless people in Ireland, 4,000 of which are children. There will be a Raise The Roof protest at 1pm on Saturday May 18 in Parnell Square. If you are unhappy with how the Irish government is dealing with the homelessness crisis, the lack of public and affordable housing or the rising rental prices, please join Francis Black, Damien Dempsey, Paddy Casey, Grace Dyas and Emmet Kirwan and attend the Raise The Roof protest tomorrow.

Emergence & Diversity

Quartz has an interesting article about how John H Holland's Emergence in computer science theory could be applied to understanding and managing diversity in the workplace. Emergence investigates how the whole can be different from the sum of its parts, or how an entity can have behaviours that its parts do not have on their own.