Friday, November 13, 2009

Hans Rosling: Let My Dataset Change Your Mindset

Hans Rosling, the Swedish public heath professor who presents innovatively displayed data like a sports announcer, gave a talk this past summer to an audience of personnel at the U. S. State Department -- which he says should change its name: "You are not the State Department; you are the World Department." Here is a video of that talk. Prepare to have your mindset about us vs. them -- developed world vs. developing world -- transformed:

You may watch the talk in high-res video here, and download it in that and other formats from this page. There is a brief bio of Dr. Rosling, with more links, at this page.

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