Monday, February 23, 2009

'Yes They Can!' dynamic global stats (WN0017)

Yes they can! from Gapminder Foundation on Vimeo.

It's easy to view statistics as anything but interesting in the way that they are commonly presented - lists of numbers on a page, graph or table are rarely intended to be viewed as dynamic.

There are, however, other ways to view them. Hans Rosling of Sweden's Gapminder Foundation makes a presentation in the video above that may completely change the way you look at the world.

Using the unique Trendalyzer software developed by Gapminder (and later acquired by Google), this lecture brings statistical data about global development alive and makes a very compelling arguement for altering one's worldview.

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