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world demographic presentation

Postby Rat » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:48 pm UTC ... searchfeed

this is a pretty nice presentation.. good graphics...


side topic: how bout that developing world eh?

edit: by the way he is using a program called gapminder

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Postby German Sausage » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:21 am UTC

man, that was awesome. thank you.
i'm so pumped for anthropology now.
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Postby fjafjan » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:26 am UTC

... Woo ... Swedish :P
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Postby Rat » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:28 am UTC

he sounds like doctor strangelove imo

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Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:34 am UTC

I've never seen anyone make stats seem interesting at all. So, this was pretty cool.

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Postby Hawknc » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:36 am UTC

It was a pretty incredible presentation. I agree with him pretty much completely - it's ridiculous how much data and how many journals, reports, etc are off-limits to the public because of registrations, passwords, fees and the like. It makes getting any sort of real information impossible.

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Postby thefiddler » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:56 am UTC

That was one of the most interesting presentations I've seen.

My old sociology teacher would love it. :)

He's a very interesting speaker... quite compelling. :D

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Postby Air Gear » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:03 am UTC

One, he's good. Two, that was worth watching in general. Three, needing access to more of the information out there is something needed in general.

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Postby Akula » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:33 pm UTC

Wow, if every professor were like that, I wouldn't skip class so much.

Makes it engaging and informative.

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Postby Akula » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:42 pm UTC

Further, what on earth is that software!? That is some awesome stuff.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:05 pm UTC

Akula: you look like a linkless spambot.

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Postby Peshmerga » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:00 am UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:Akula: you look like a linkless spambot.


What do you mean. Akula has offered more sense in his 16 posts than a lot of people here.
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Postby Oort » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:36 am UTC

I didn't think that anthropology or statistics would be that interesting. Thanks for posting.

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Postby fiendishglee » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:37 am UTC


I can't decide whether I'm more stoked about the presentation, his speaking style, or the awesome truths. At any rate, thanks for making me spend 20 extra minutes at my desk on a Friday. I actually enjoyed it.

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Postby Xane » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:50 am UTC

Thats some neat software. It's amazing how different renderings of the same data can have huge effects on its impact. I can say that while I have no interest in anthropology, I was on the edge of my seat watching that presentation.

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Postby Pathway » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:36 am UTC

I want everyone to see that.

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Postby Gordon » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:52 am UTC

Was a good presentation. I wonder if it's the addition of things like the software that are making 'sciency' presentations like this more appealing to the masses or if scientists are actually getting better at speaking to the general public. I remember watching some presentations at a local University when I was starting to get interested in physics and the guys were brutal. I know now that the Perimeter Institute (PI) actually has a couple hours a week on one of the local Rogers stations (IIRC) and whenever I'm back in the area I usually try to catch whatever presentations are being broadcast because they are just really good.
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