Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

October 21, 2007


Dans le cadre de TED

TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is an annual conference held in Monterey, California and recently, semi-annually in other cities around the world. TED describes itself as a “group of remarkable people that gather to exchange ideas of incalculable value”. Its lectures cover a broad set of topics including science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. The speakers themselves are from a wide variety of communities and disciplines and have included such people as former US president Bill Clinton, nobel laureate James D. Watson, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The TED Conference also has a companion conference, TED Global, held in varying locations.

Vous pouvez visionner gratuitement TOUTES les presentations sur leur site.

C’est bizarre à dire… mais cette présentation stastitique de 20 minutes est époustouflante et inspirante. Imaginez avoir ce prof à l’école.

Hans Rosling (b.1948 in Uppsala, Sweden) is Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and Director of Gapminder Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden. From 1967 to 1974 he studied statistics and medicine at Uppsala University, and in 1972 he studied public health at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore. He became a licenced physician in 1976 and from 1979 to 1981 he served as District Medical Officer in Nacala in northern Mozambique.

His research has also focused on other links between economic development, agriculture, poverty and health in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has been health adviser to WHO, UNICEF and several aid agencies. In 1993 he co-founded Médecins sans frontières in Sweden…



July 21, 2006

Originally uploaded by studiozoe.

“For Utata’s The Nocturnal Photographer project. This is my entry for the Buildings / City category. I don’t live in a city, but you can see the lights from one in the distance. This bridge, Tjörnbron, connects our island to mainland Sweden.

Also for Utata, I was asked to write a piece for their My Town series. So I did. I wrote about Tjörn, my island, here.”

wheat and wind

July 21, 2006

Originally uploaded by studiozoe.

I’m on a Sweden stroll in Flickr

one awake at the artist colony

July 21, 2006

Originally uploaded by studiozoe.

Found this one after doing a Sweden search on Flickr. WOW!
“These artists’ stugas are so cool. They’re just across the water from the Akvarell museet (Watercolor museum) in Skärhamn. Artists rent them for different lengths of time to paint, sleep, drink themselves into oblivion, whatever. This evening, there were a bunch of swans on the water calmly gliding around. As soon as I said aloud that I was going to try to photograph them, they swam quickly away.”

From Sweden

July 21, 2006

Originally uploaded by Vincent Arsenault.

Sweden plans to be world’s first oil-free economy

February 8, 2006

Photograph: Mattias Klum/Getty Images

"Sweden is to take the biggest energy step of any advanced western economy by trying to wean itself off oil completely within 15 years – without building a new generation of nuclear power stations."

Can Quebec even DREAM of accomplishing this …. with Harper as prime minister ?

Sommaren med Monika (1953)

November 10, 2005

Summer with Monika.

Superbe movie de Ingmar Bergman.