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This afternoon I’ve been following some of the tweets from the AAAS annual meeting.* One of the four speakers in the science communication plenary panel ’Science is not enough’ was Hans Rosling.** Judging from the tweets praising his presentation he seems to have earned many more fans.***

Below is the the first YouTube presentation of his I encountered, illustrating dynamically the change in national income and health from 1810 until 2009 for about 200 nations.

I love how it’s presented. It exploits the dynamic visuals so well. I’m also late coming to this – it already has over 5 million views.

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Footnotes

* AAAS = American Association for the Advancement of Science.

** Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. (The institute also has one of the shortest URLs I’ve seen, ki.se)

*** I’ll check later if/when the plenary panel has become available on YouTube.


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