Buon Giorno a tutti!! Today at Rome we have a cloudy but warm spring day. I would like to thank Miss Lopez for the lovely, please take me to a Tapas tasting, send you a lot of baci !! And I would like to say Buon Viaggio – have a nice trip!!- to Miss miranda going to Polland, can not wait to see the pictures!!
Today the post is about a must TED video from Hans Rosling and the new way of conceive data: What if we don’t have the right data to valuate the world that surrounds us? What if we’re only having preconceived information from media or scientists? What if the world is improving and nobody tells us? Hans Rosling gives us Good News because another important revolution of our days will be that Good – not Bad- news will be great news.
Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling. A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the West. In fact, most of the Third World is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.
This original authos is going to present his data in the most original way you’ve never seen
By any logic, a presentation that tracks global health and poverty trends should be, in a word: boring. But in Rosling’s hands, data sings. Trends come to life. And the big picture — usually hazy at best — snaps into sharp focus.
Rosling’s presentations are grounded in solid statistics (often drawn from United Nations data), illustrated by the visualization software he developed. The animations transform development statistics into moving bubbles and flowing curves that make global trends clear, intuitive and even playful. During his legendary presentations, Rosling takes this one step farther, narrating the animations with a sportscaster’s flair.
Rosling developed the breakthrough software behind his visualizations through his nonprofit Gapminder ( www.gapminder.com) The free software — which can be loaded with any data — was purchased by Google in March 2007.
Rosling began his wide-ranging career as a physician, spending many years in rural Africa tracking a rare paralytic disease (which he named konzo) and discovering its cause: hunger and badly processed cassava. He co-founded Médecins sans Frontièrs (Doctors without Borders) Sweden, wrote a textbook on global health, and as a professor at the Karolinska Institut in Stockholm initiated key international research collaborations. He’s also personally argued with many heads of state, including Fidel Castro.
As if all this weren’t enough, the irrepressible Rosling is also an accomplished sword-swallower — a skill he demonstrated at TED2007.
Keep well informed and feel good womanhood!! Ciao-Ciao