Angel "Java" Lopez en Blog

Publicado el 7 de Septiembre, 2009, 0:13

Hace ya un tiempo que tenía estos datos y enlaces a videos. Quisiera llamarles la atención sobre las conferencias TED de Hans Rosling. Es profesor de Salud Internacional, en Suecia, y es uno de los cofundadores de Médicos sin Fronteras. Vean cómo muestra visualmente datos, para confirmar o rebatir preconcepciones sobre cómo ha evolucionado la salud en el mundo:

Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen

Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty

Hans Rosling on HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals

Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset

En una de las charlas:

All that information we saw changing in the world does not include publicly-funded statistics. There are some web pages like this, you know, but they take some nourishment down from the databases, but people put prices on them, stupid passwords and boring statistics. (Laughter) (Applause)

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And this won't work. So what is needed? We have the databases. It's not the new database you need. We have wonderful design tools, and more and more are added up here. So we started a nonprofit venture which we called -- linking data to design -- we call it Gapminder, from the London underground, where they warn you, "mind the gap." So we thought Gapminder was appropriate. And we started to write software which could link the data like this. And it wasn't that difficult. It took some person years, and we have produced animations. You can take a data set and put it there. We are liberating U.N. data, some few U.N. organization.

Pueden visitar su fundación:

Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.

We are a modern "museum" that helps making the world understandable, using the Internet.
Pueden subir datos, y hacer sus propias presentaciones, usando Motion Chart, un Google Gagdet.

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Angel "Java" Lopez

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