New Quantified Self Practices

November 13, 2013
Gary Wolf Quantified Self

In this talk, Gary describes some new quantified self practices and more conventional medical, civic and administrative knowledge.

The spread of small, inexpensive sensors, mobile computing, low-energy wireless, and cloud-based data analytics enables us to collect detailed data both about quotidian human experience. These data sources are typically understood as managerial, commercial, or scientific assets, useful for control, marketing, and research. But other uses for this data are being found by individuals and small groups acting on their own behalf, using them for self-examination and self knowledge.

The uses of personal personal data for personal meaning are known as “quantified self” practices.

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