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From the Amsterdam QS Show&Tell meetup group – Yuri van Geest of Singularity University talks about making the invisible visible. He takes us on a journey 20,000 years into the past and then fast-forwards into the future. He argues that we are on the verge of moving from building things in the external world to construction inside our bodies. Watch Yuri’s talk below about the evolution of evolution, a DNA-based economy, and other fun things.
From the Amsterdam QS Show&Tell group: Matt Cottam talks about many of the cool personal informatics and biosensing projects designed by his company, Tellart. Some prototype projects include creative ways to encourage people to take breaks at work, remote teddy bears to connect the elderly with their families, a breath alcohol sensor for the iPhone, and online gaming to combat childhood obesity. Matt has expertise in industrial, experience, and web design, with a detour in emergency medicine. Watch the video below to hear see a whirlwind tour of his inspiring projects over the past few years.
From the Amsterdam QS Show&Tell group: Martijn Aslander talks about his PersonalStats.nl project to track all of his personal data. He records everything from travel to the 5 best and worst things he does each day to how many people he addresses at his lectures. He meets 100-200 people every week, and was interested to learn which people he meets the most. In the video below, Martijn talks about the various iterations his app has been through, and why he is now settling on iPad and iPhone interfaces.
From the Amsterdam QS Show&Tell Meetup group: Beer van Geer (aka Universal Media Man) shows his award-winning Dagaz Project. His application uses the Neurosky EEG headset to quantify brainwaves during meditation on Mandala symbols. As you meditate you can see your progress in real-time. Watch his mind-blowing talk below.
From the Amsterdam QS Show&Tell group: Peter Robinett talks about a simple system he created to track, visualize and predict his productivity. Using Google Spreadsheets, he color-coded his activities by week to help him manage multiple consulting contracts. Watch the video below to see what tweaks he found most useful and how closely his predictions matched reality.
Our first Quantified Self Show and Tell in Amsterdam took place on September 20 at Het Volkskrantgebouw. More than sixty people showed up to attend and some even came from Germany and France! Sebastiaan ter Burg kindly provided us help with the video and photos. All the videos can be found on Vimeo and all photos on Flickr.
Concentration and meditation van be measured with electrodes. Beer van Geer gave a presentation on how he designed an application based on the Neurosky platform, a portable brain interface controllable by meditation.