About QS Labs

Quantified Self is a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in gaining self knowledge through self-tracking. For more about what we do and how you can join us, please read About the Quantified Self. Members of the press and media community are invited to get in touch. Just email us: press@quantifiedself.com.


Meet the QS Labs Team

Gary Wolf is the co-founder of Quantified Self and a contributing editor at Wired magazine. His New York Times Magazine cover article about the Quantified Self remains the definitive description of the movement. His contributions to the emerging practice of self-tracking have been covered in publications like Vanity Fair, The Economist, Financial Times Magazine, and many others. Gary’s 2010 TED talk on the Quantified Self has been watched more than 700,000 times. Wolf was the founding executive editor of HotWired/Wired Digital, where he launched one of the first daily technology news titles, Wired News, which continues in publication today. In 2010, Wolf was awarded the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism prize.
You can find him on Twitter: @agaricus.

Kevin Kelly has been publisher of the Whole Earth Review, executive editor at WIRED, nonprofit founder, and writer on biology and business and cool tools. He is known for his new perspectives on technology and its relevance to history, biology and religion. In articles for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, among others, Kelly has celebrated scientific breakthroughs. At the Long Now Foundation, where he serves on the board, he champions projects that look 10,000 years into the future. Kelly’s book What Technology Wants asks what appears to be his life’s core question: “How should I think about new technology when it comes along?”
You can find him on Google+.

Steven Jonas  is a senior editor for Quantified Self Labs and a co-organizer for the QS Portland group.
You can email him at steven@quantifiedself.com

Erica Tanamachi works as a producer and editor on documentary films and commercial projects. She produces events for QS Labs and edits video content for QuantifiedSelf.com. She has an MFA in Cinema from SFSU and a BA from UC Davis.
You can email her at erica@quantifiedself.com

Board of Advisors

Davis Masten spent 20+ years building a design and innovation consulting practice (Cheskin) that sold to WPP. He now devotes his time and attention to scaling the impact of science and technology for good. He serves as the co-chair of the President’s Circle for the National Academy of Sciences, and contributes to the Science and Entertainment Exchange, an organization that uses the expertise of Hollywood storytellers to spread science and engineering memes. 

For the past 16 years, he has served on the board of Mattson & Co., the top food and beverage development firm in the US.

Michael Olmstead is the founder and president of e2k Events x Entertainment and Events for Change whose clients include the NFL and Pixar. For more than 30 years, Olmstead has been producing large-scale events that use design, technology, and cultural elements to promote positive change, enhance a sense of community and celebrate humanity. Olmstead is focused on the production of QS events that will integrate QS technology into the fabric of the event design and display, and in doing so, provide a catalyst to inventors, entrepreneurs, visionary corporations and individuals who see the opportunity to take control over their personal data.

Larry Smarr is the founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership, and holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UCSD’s Jacobs School. At Calit2, Smarr has continued to drive developments in information infrastructure — including the Internet, scientific visualization, virtual reality, and global telepresence — begun during his previous 15 years as founding Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Smarr served as principal investigator on NSF’s OptIPuter project and currently is principal investigator of the Moore Foundation’s CAMERA project and co-principal investigator on NSF’s GreenLight project.

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