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The Joy of Stats by Hans Rosling: 4 minutes to show evolution of 200 countries over 200 years.

“I kid you not, statistics is now the sexiest subject on the planet” – Hans Rosling
In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ by BBC, using augmented reality animation, Rolsing tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.
More incredibly amazing videos by Rosling at GapMinder.

Terrific GapMinder talk: preconcepts and myth about development, visualized!

I highly recommend you to watch the presentation Hans Rosling gave at TED. It is inspiring and passionate, funny and moving, it is the kind of presentation I would like to be able to give, one day. I suggest you to download the file (zipped MP4) and watch it full screen (I did it already at least 5 times!) or just click on the play button here below.

Rosling is founder of Gapminder, a non-profit that brings vital global data to life. In this presentation, with the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, he debunks a few myths about the “developing” world. [Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 20:34] (from TED blog).
If you want to create yourself graphs like the ones you saw in the video, you can do it with the GapMinder tool (hosted by Google). Explore the data and find even more preconcepts you hold.
[via bruno [via ethan]]