Tags : Data Visualization, Hans Rosling, Statistics
Categories : Education, Technology
BBC’s The Joy of Stats:
Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power they have to change our understanding of the world, presented by superstar boffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.
The clip below is similar to Rosling’s Ted talk, but the one hour documentary also promises to look into crimespotting and Google translations as examples of cutting edge statistics. This should be interesting.
“David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.” Is data the new (s)oil?
(View via TED here)