Matthew Cornell on The Experiment-Driven Life

Here is a guest post by Matthew Cornell, who gave a presentation last week at The Boston Quantified Self Meetup Group #3 in Cambridge, MA

From Matthew:


These slides are loosely based on my essay on the field of self-tracking and what’s missing: The Experiment-Driven Life. (You might also like my earlier post Attention Data Hounds: What Personal Data Are You Tracking?, which includes An Incomplete Summary of Personal Informatics.)

In it I explain what I think is missing from the self-tracking data movement, why it needs to be part of a personal scientific method, how it makes you happier, and a little about our edison ™ Experimenter’s journal tool to help live everything in life as an experiment.

Give it a look and let me know what you think! It’s my first take, and I’m developing the ideas as I write my book, “Think, Try, Learn: A scientific method for discovering happiness.” Care to join in?

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2 Responses to Matthew Cornell on The Experiment-Driven Life

  1. Matthew Cornell says:

    Thanks so much, Alexandra! I’d love to hear what your QS readers think.

  2. Pingback: Personal Development, Self-Experiments, and the Future of Search | Quantified Self

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