May 23rd, 2019 Talk: “For a fact-based worldview”
Mikael Arevius from the Gapminder Foundation (perhaps better known for the book "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling et al.) will give a lecture "For a fact-based worldview" on the 4th of June, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Hörsaal 10 at the Westend Campus.
Here is a short abstract for his talk:
"The Swedish foundation Gapminder has been working over a decade to explain the world through making people understand and use statistics. Gapminder has been addressing the problem that most people don’t see the progress made in the world despite the statistics being open data. First, we explore what we don’t know to break through the misconceptions we have about the world and show how we often answer more wrong than random on simple global fact questions where the data exists as open data. Then we create visualizations, frameworks and narratives that help people see the unseen facts about the world. During my presentation, I will go through Gapminder's misconception study and showcase Gapminder's tools and frameworks. It is a crash course on the global facts most people have missed."
Participation in the event and following reception is free of charge.
For registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is May 26th, 2019.