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Brennan Moore on Poyozo

From the New York QS Show&Tell group: Brennan Moore, co-founder of Poyozo with Max Van Kleek, talks about his thoughts on using life tracking data to help people manage their lives. His vision is to build an automatic personal assistant that respects your time/attention and reminds, recommends, and filters things for you. Watch a demo of Poyozo in the video below, where data is automatically pulled in from all over the web, stored on your local client, and shown to you in the context of your day.

Brennan Moore – Poyozo from Steve Dean on Vimeo.

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Bethany Soule and Daniel Reeves on Stochastic Self-Sampling

From the New York QS Show&Tell group: Bethany Soule and Daniel Reeves talk about self-trickery that helped them get motivated to meet their long-term goals.

They each pledged $2,000 one summer – they would lose this money if they didn’t daily follow their “yellow brick road” targets for everything from pushups to desserts to spending time with kids. Watch their fascinating story below.

Daniel Reeves and Bethany Soule – Stochastic Self-Sampling from Steve Dean on Vimeo.

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Marco Castros on the Weighting Chair

Marco Castros loves food. He’s also interested in exploring the relationship we have with food, and how it changes depending on the company we are in. Marco spoke at the last New York QS Show&Tell meetup. In the video below, he describes how he hacked his Withings scale and designed a “Weighting Chair” that records the weight of anyone who sits in it. And yes, the chair tweets.

Marco Castros – Weighting Chair – 5-10 from Steve Dean on Vimeo.

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Taz Delaney on Dreams and Odd Events Journaling

At the most recent New York City Show&Tell meetup, Taz Delaney talked about the dream journal he has kept since 1968. He digitized it in 1986 and can now search for every dream he’s had about his mother, or David Bowie, or flying on Saturn. Watch his video below to hear the interesting connections he has found between what he sees in his dreams and what he experiences in his real life.

Taz Delaney on dreams and odd events journaling from Steve Dean on Vimeo.

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Where Do You Go? Steven Lehrburger Visualizes FourSquare

Would you like to see a heatmap of all your FourSquare check-ins?

Steven Lehrburger shows a mashup he built called Where Do You Go? at a recent New York City Quantified Self Show&Tell meetup. He combined Google Maps, the FourSquare API, and the GHeat heat mapping library to create surprising visualizations. With amusing audience brainstorming and even a “dance break” moment, this is a fun one.

Steven Lehrburger 5-10 from Steve Dean on Vimeo.

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Esther Dyson Answers Questions About Genomics

At the most recent New York City Quantified Self Show&Tell meetup, Esther Dyson took the microphone to talk about her recent experience at the GET (Genes, Environment, and Traits) Conference. She then answered questions from fellow QS’ers about the direct-to-consumer genome market, public perception (“why on earth would you want to sequence your genome?”), DNA art, and other fun topics.

Esther Dyson on GET Conference 2010 from Steve Dean on Vimeo.

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