Vi snupper lige endnu et par videoer med Hans Rosling. Den første varer mindre end 5 minutter, men den er filmteknisk set meget seværdig. Fra BBC – fra 26. november 2010:
The Joy of Stats
Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay 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.
Rosling is a man who revels in the glorious nerdiness of statistics, and here he entertainingly explores their history, how they work mathematically and how they can be used in today’s computer age to see the world as it really is, not just as we imagine it to be.
Rosling’s lectures use huge quantities of public data to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes.
The film also explores cutting-edge examples of statistics in action today. In San Francisco, a new app mashes up police department data with the city’s street map to show what crime is being reported street by street, house by house, in near real-time. Every citizen can use it and the hidden patterns of their city are starkly revealed. Meanwhile, at Google HQ the machine translation project tries to translate between 57 languages, using lots of statistics and no linguists.
Despite its light and witty touch, the film nonetheless has a serious message – without statistics we are cast adrift on an ocean of confusion, but armed with stats we can take control of our lives, hold our rulers to account and see the world as it really is. What’s more, Hans concludes, we can now collect and analyse such huge quantities of data and at such speeds that scientific method itself seems to be changing.
Videoen ovenfor er et segment snuppet fra den næste video. BBC har lavet flere programmer med Hans Rosling. Her er den nyeste virkelig flotte udsendelse, der handler om statistikkens historie. Udsendelsen gennemgår også eksempler på moderne anvendelse af statistik. Uploadet på YouTube den 14. marts 2011. Man skal være interesseret i enten historie eller statistik, for at synes, den er sjov:
The Joy of Stats
BBC4 documentary on statistics and the power thay have to change our understanding of the world, presented by Professor Hans Rosling.
Broadcast on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, on BBC Four
Og: Hans Rosling & Niall Ferguson hos CNN. Ja, ja, – jeg ved det. Men Hans Rosling er bare god. Fra 6. marts 2011:
How Can US Stay at the Top
Fareed Zakaria interviews several people about where the United States stands ranked in the world today and what it can do as a nation to hold itself near the top. People interviewed include Hans Rosling of gapminder.org, Niall Ferguson and Joseph Nye, Harvard economist, and foursquare.com co-founders, Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai.
Opdatering 26. marts 2011: Link til nyt interview her i Think Quarterly.