Data & Visualisation

Hans Rosling and Augmented Reality

“I kid you not, statistics is now the sexiest subject on the planet” Hans Rosling.

Hans Rosling, known by many from his TED Talks, is working with BBC to present the development of the world via augmented reality. He takes a look at average expected life expectancy and average personal income though the last 200 years. That’s 120.000 pieces of data. The trailer below is part of the BBC documentary “The Joy of Stats“, hosted by Rosling.

By René Clausen Nielsen

I'm pretty much in love with a data. Or, the knowledge we can extract from it. Or, rather, the better decisions that can be made based on said knowledge.

I hold a M.Sc in Sociology a MA in Historical Social Enquiry (Social History + Historical Sociology + Global Development), and work as Information Management Lead at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. I guess you can call me a Computational Sociologist of Global Development and Humanitarian Action. No less.

That's pretty much it, really.