Cailin O’Connor − a philosopher, scientist, and mathematician − may not enjoy tense
situations, but they fascinate her. Last year, in a Huffington Post article titled
“Game Theory and The Walking Dead,” she wrote that the zombie show’s “plot lines are
rich with strategic tension.” ... (Game theory, as she sometimes has to remind her
students at the University of California, Irvine, isn’t really about games, but about
predicting rational behavior.) … In a conversation with Nautilus, O’Connor discussed
her game theory models and how they shed light on the intricacies of academic power
structures, how inequity arises, and how we can combat it.
For the full story, please visit http://nautil.us/blog/minority-groups-lose-when-they-collaborate-with-power.
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