Announcing Quantified Self Week!

February 22, 2012

You are invited to learn and to share your knowledge!
What:
QS Week – “Self-Knowledge Through Numbers”
When:
Date To Be Announced   Where: all over the world….  😉

What is QS Week?

This September, our Quantified Self community is coming together for a new experiment. Working together, we are going to create a world-wide, week long, open festival devoted to “self knowledge through numbers.” If you use or make self-tracking tools, or have knowledge or inspiration to share with a wider audience than you might find at a normal QS Show&Tell,  I hope you will continue reading to learn how you can participate.

What will happen during QS Week?

For the last six months, Alex, Ernesto, and I have been hard at work trying to understand how to stage this festival this in the most simple, inclusive, and meaningful way. We are already quietly on track to put on dozens of separate events in the Bay Area and around the world during the days of the festival. (We will have a public announcement of the program when it is more complete.) QS Week is going to include: Demos of new self-tracking tools. Keynote talks and debates. Workshops on how to do meaningful tracking for health, sports & fitness, cognition, emotion, productivity, and play. Collaborative experiments. Self-tracking art and design.

How can I get on the program?

Let us know if you have a demo or a workshop to give, and/or a venue to offer. Our goal is to have an open, diverse program. If you have a tool to demo or a workshop you want to lead, fill out the short form below or at bit.ly/qsweek. We will follow up to discuss.

What is your editorial perspective? What are you looking for?

Much of the program will be “hand-crafted” by Alex, Ernesto, and me, in our normal style. However, since this event will be far bigger than anything we’ve ever tried, we have an open attitude about offers to participate. As always, our emphasis will be on the personal meaning of personal data – not on academic, managerial, or commercial data concerns. Our goal is to help people by creating a good context for collaborative discovery, guided by our three Prime Questions: What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?

Is there a deadline to propose something?

Please let us know as soon as you can. The earlier you propose, the easier it is for us to help you find your audience. The form is below.

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