10 Minutes That Will Make You Smarter – Hans Rosling’s TED Talk

The good folks at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) have posted some of their TED Talks and the talk by Hans Rosling (Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden) is a real corker.

Here’s his blog.

Watch this video and in 10 minutes, you will be smarter.

This gives me all sorts of ideas about using data to teach. I have read Tufte and long been a student of graphical approaches to making complex topics more clear, but Professor Rosling’s demonstration and enthusiasm really shows how data, statistics and animated graphics of simple charts can make the information come alive.

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