Monday, September 15, 2014

New talk by Hans and Ola Rosling

Hans Rosling, mentioned in my other post today, has just published a new TED talk in his website. As usual, it's funny, entertaining, and insightful. If you want to understand the “help us cross the river of myths (with data and analysis)” motto I mentioned, watch it.

This time, Rosling shares the stage with his son, Ola, responsible for many of the graphics and interactive visualizations used in these talks. He's a gifted speaker, too. It must be something genetic. His part of the presentation is focused on why our intuitions consistently get facts about the world wrong.

Side note: I saw Rosling Sr. at the Tableau Customer Conference just a few days ago, where I was a speaker. A couple of photos of the session: