What We Are Reading

October 19, 2013

Enjoy these links, articles, and ideas from around the web.

By Whom, For Whom? Science, Startups and the Quantified Self by Whitney Erin Boesel. At our recent conference Whitney and Jakob Eg Larson helped facilitate a breakout session for attendees interested in QS and research. This great write-up explores what transpired during that hour-long session.

Confessions of a Self-Tracker by Michael Painter. A nice short piece about Michael’s experience with the assumed differences between self-trackers who are patients and those who track for athletic performance.

Measuring the Universe. A nice video piece on an Roman Ondak’s instillation at Tate St. Ives – “Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for.” (via Carol Togan)

The Future of Quantified Self Devices by Aaron Parecki. Aaron, another QS conference attendee, explains his ideas for a possible future of the self-tracking technology ecosystem and how to put the individual at the core.

Consolidate this: Quantified Self edition by Nova Spivack. Is story-telling the future of QS? Nova makes that case that it is.

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