“Statistics,” says Dr. Hans Rosling, a professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, “is now the sexiest subject around.”
|Dr. Hans Rosling|
Rosling's attention to data has been a part of Gapminder, a group dedicated to illustrating the gaps between the haves and the have-nots.
The Hive Group has a data-driven visualization of the top 100 iTunes songs, among other things.
The most impressive of these is the Youtube video in which Rosling discusses his method and gives a demonstration on the connection between wealth and health.