01 November 2014
Vienna, Austria

Tedx talk: Journey of your life

At TedX Vienna, IIASA researcher Samir KC together with colleagues from the World Bank will present an interactive tool developed to help individuals see their place in the world population.

via TEDx Vienna

via TEDx Vienna

Wolfgang Fengler, Samir KC and the web designer will present the project at TedX-Vienna on 1 November 2014. On the same day the tool will go online.

"The Journey of your life" website was developed as part of the the World Population Project (WPP) by Wolfgang Fengler, together with Samir KC, Emi Suzuki, Tariq Khokar, Benedikt Groß and 47 Nord. The project is being supported by the The World Bank and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

The World Population Project (WPP) aims to make demography - the statistical study of human populations - accessible to a wider audience. The developers believe demography and demographic data are key to understanding social and economic phenomena, and that a better appreciation of demographic trends helps individuals see their place in the world. 

The presentation will be one of 20. The TedX event is entitled "Brave New Space" and aims to question the established patterns and cycles that are ingrained in every one of us. The goal is to discover new paths and unexpected frontiers. The event will set aside the answers we think we know and ask the questions we are afraid to ask. Humanity is at a crossroads, a perilous but hopeful time. It is up to each of us to decide which direction we take collectively in this, our Brave New Space.

For more information and registration to the TedTalk please visit the website.

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