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Willempje Vrins and Leonieke Verhoog on Figurerunning

Willempje Vrins and Leonieke Verhoog thought running was boring, and wanted to find a way to make it more beautiful and fun. They invented Figurerunning, and are building a community around it. With apps like Runkeeper, they run specific routes that make make shapes like hearts and soccer players. Then they share their drawings/runs on Facebook and ask people to guess what they are. Guess along with the audience at what their creative drawings represent! (Filmed at the Quantified Self Show&Tell meetup in Amsterdam at Mediamatic)

Leonieke Verhoog & Willempje Vrins – Figurerunning from Quantified Self Amsterdam on Vimeo.

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Glenn Wolters and Jeroen Bos on Lifelapse

What if you had a movie of your life that was made from a stream of pictures taken one every thirty seconds? Glenn Wolters and Jeroen Bos have built an iPhone app called Lifelapse to do this. They developed it as a school project. I noticed Joost Plattel using it at the recent QS conference – he showed me his entire bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge as a powerful visual story in less than a minute. (Filmed at the Quantified Self Show&Tell meetup in Amsterdam at Mediamatic)

Glenn Wolters & Jeroen Bos – Lifelapse from Quantified Self Amsterdam on Vimeo.

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Ben Blench on Tracking Infants

In the talk below, Ben Blench shares his experience tracking his infant, including a discussion of the different tools he has used. He makes an interesting comparison between digital and analog, noticing that digital tools often have too many features and lack flexibility. (Filmed at the Quantified Self Show&Tell meetup in Amsterdam at Mediamatic)

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Denis Harscoat on Quantter

Denis Harscoat is the founder of Quantter and co-organizer of the London Quantified Self group and the new Paris QS group. He and co-founder Francis Dierick noticed people quantifying their activites on Twitter, and created a simple way to gather this data together. In the video below, Denis takes us on a tour of Quantter – leveraging Twitter hashtags to help people track their daily activities, receive motivating cheers from their friends, and help them reach their goals. Quantter is also a proud sponsor of the Quantified Self Conference in May, so you can meet Denis and Francis there! (Filmed at the Amsterdam Quantified Self meetup held at Mediamatic).

Denis Harscoat – Quantter from Quantified Self Amsterdam on Vimeo.

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