Monday, April 03, 2006


Recently at Google, I got to watch parts of a very interesting "Tech Talk" by folks from -- "... a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development. [This is] done in collaboration with universities, UN organisations, public agencies and non-governmental organisations."

The talk had really cool animations of time-series data about various correlations between health and income of populations across the globe. The talk had a strangely interesting kind of self-reference: it was as much about the presentation technology as it was about the data being presented, not unlike, but richer in content than, a power point presentation about powerpoint, or a coffee table book about coffee tables...

You can view the Gapminder talk in its entirety at Google Video (about 70 minutes).

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