Posts Tagged ‘TED’

SciFi is so longer scifi, it’s only sci.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

If you ever wanted to know what creativity is, you should see this guy. You think you are using computers? Oh, you are so wrong. We mortal people are nothing compared to what’s going on this fellows mind. He makes other TED attendants look like children in comparison.

Breast cancer. Die or survive, depending on where you are born.

Friday, May 15th, 2009

In this video from Hans Rosling shows the fate of women suffering from breast cancer. An illness with almost no casualties in west, it’s still quite fatal in developing world. As such not a surprise, but still, the graphic presentations hits you in the eye.

Another wake up call from Hans Rosling

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

When the panic gets going, you should look at for better understanding. In a world where we watch news 24/7 and are constantly updated by twitter or facebook. hence hearing the same news 15 times a day, we should stop and wonder what is actually happening.

In the case of swine flu, everybody knows it’s a hype.  Hans Rosling gives you the data the back it. See the video here or at youtube. For more from gapminder go to or even subscribe at youtube to the channel, gapcast

Genius. what’s that? Creative, what’s that.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Have you ever wondered what’s the origin of the word “genius”? Or how can someone write a poem, compose a piece of music? Elizabeth Gilbert gives you a brief insight in the subject. I hear she is a good writer, well, may be so. I haven’t read any of her books. But she sure is a good speaker. Enjoy.

More from Rosling on poverty and magic

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

This is the second talk (reposted here) from Hans Rosling on As the prevoius one, the presentaion is outstanding, the points clear and the final unbelievable.

Hans Rosling on statistics, poverty and databases.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

I saw this video on last year, but forgot the name of the presenter. A friend of mine sent me the link in Facebook, and I believe every student and teacher should see lectures like this.  So here I share it with you.