Data explosion

Visualising the Data Explosion

Florence Nightingale's "Coxcomb" chart

Historical examples of statistical graphics

Hans Rosling

"Gapminder" website:

Video: Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four
(Short clip from the full programme - below)

Video: Hans Rosling - The Joy of Stats (entire 1 hour BBC 4 programme)
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.

Video: Hans Rosling - and the magic washing machine
(Bonus track - I did not use this for the talk. But Hans shows how you can get the message across using simple props and visuals)
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.

Anders Ynnerman

Video: Visualising the Medical Data Explosion
Today medical scans produce thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what's useful? At TEDxGöteborg, scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools — like virtual autopsies — for analyzing this myriad data, and a glimpse at some sci-fi-sounding medical technologies in development. This talk contains some graphic medical imagery.

Christopher deCharms

Video: Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain
Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use fMRI to show brain activity — thoughts, emotions, pain — while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.

Short animations which are full of impact:

NOAA animation of the tsunami's propagation
World Oil Consumption

Digital Universe Atlas

Carter Emmart uses astronomy and computational modeling to create scientifically accurate, three-dimensional tours of the universe.
The Known Universe
Note: This is best downloaded and watched in HD. A 720p MP4 version (90MB) can be downloaded from the YouTube site.

You can also see Carter Emmart demo and talk about this video on TED

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