Based on a *True* True Story? Oscars edition
Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures & Lion are all “based on true events”. But which is truly the truest of them all?
We carried out a scene-by-scene, beat-by-beat visual fact-check of several Oscar contenders – plus other true-story films like The Big Short, Spotlight and Wolf of Wall Street. Check out the newly-updated interactive visualization.
» See the truth
» Or just read the nicely tabulated data
Hans Rosling – the World’s Greatest Data-Storyteller
Very sad to hear that Hans Rosling has passed away. Such a grand ninja of dataviz. His spectacular talks convinced me that data stories could be enlightening, illuminating, and entertaining – all at the same time.
Some of his best sequences:
» Five ways the world is doing better than you think (2013) – people are healthier, better educated than you might think
» 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes (2010) – health data in visual space
» The best stats you’ve ever seen (2006) – debunking myths about the so-called “developing world”
And heartfelt obits:
» NY Times: Rosling was “a Swedish doctor who transformed himself into a pop-star statistician”
» Guardian – “a kind and constantly curious genius”
» The Economist “a natural showman”
Thank you Hans.