TEDxNewYork is held at GreyNY, 200 Fifth Avenue. We meet every week (mostly) on Fridays now and (mostly) from 1-2pm. We are open to the public. If you want to attend, send a note to admin@tedxnewyork.com (that's Don McKinney & Chel O'Reilly) with your vitals. Our biggest limitation is space so give us plenty of notice and we'll do our best to accommodate. Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

interstitial: Hans Rosling

Yay! Hans is speaking too now. Awesome!

Now: 6 mins on AIDS epidemics.

With gapminder he shows the spread of HIV. And he's using the new version of a laser pointer. It's a 10ft metal pole.

It took 25 years to get a steady state of the epidemic. It's not getting better but it's not getting worse.

He shows that African countries are very different in their percentage of infection. To lump together all of Africa, "is disrespectful".

So what do the numbers show us? Is the epidemic worse where there is war, rape, poverty? Circumcision is VERY helpful in safety.

The bookstore has chart free on the HIV information. IF YOU'RE IN LONG BEACH it seems. I just checked.

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