Academic Hans Rosling is the dean of visualizing our increasingly data-driven world, producing vivid portraits of the relationships between globalization, connectivity, population growth, and poverty. His optimistic projections may hew to the (Thomas) Friedmanesque, but his skillful visualizations of global socioeconomic trends remain masterful. In the following “one minute TED talk”, Rosling demonstrates population growth and economic inequity in moments using only a handful of rocks:

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Paul M. Davis


Paul M. Davis

Paul M. Davis tells stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect. I currently work with a number of organizations including Pivotal and

Things I share: Knowledge, technology, reusable resources, goodwill.