Dr. Milan Stankovic

Trivia

As an intellectual, I have a natural tendency to sympathize with chaos. There is not much I can do about it.

I am a food person. I also like Paolo Sorrentino, Luca Guadagnino, Frank Gehry, Daniel Arsham, Henrik Purienne, and Mikael Jansson.

It is highly unlikely to receive a message not containing a typo from me.

I consider stupidity to be a form of evil.

I worry, greatly, that our global information space, despite rapid growth of new and efficient communication tools, is becoming more and more dysfunctional. I am not sure that it is due to the lesser quality of users that now overwhelm the internet. I rather think, the insufficiency of our engineering is the key.

I find that professionalism - the simple courtesy of replying to e-mails, coming to meetings prepared and on time, and being nice - is too scarce in modern interactions.

When I was 3 years old, in preschool, I was tasked with making a drawing of a house, a tree and the Sun by the end of the day. While the other (older) kids knew how to draw, I could only make indistinct forms. So, by lunchtime I identified, for each object, the kid who was the best at drawing it. At lunch, I traded parts of my lunch with them in exchange for them drawing for me. I handed the winning drawing. The teacher was furious. More than 30 years later, I am still having the same kind of fun.

Jean-Marc Joblot said to me "On fait ce qu'on aime. C'est comme ça qu'on est libre."

Adopted dogs are cuter than the ones you can buy.