Yuri van Geest on Making the Invisible Visible

February 1, 2011

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…


Matt Cottam on Designing QS Projects

December 19, 2010

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,…


Martijn Aslander on PersonalStats.nl

November 21, 2010

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…


Beer van Geer on Meditation Training

November 2, 2010

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. Beer van Geer – Project Dagaz…


Peter Robinett on Predicting Productivity

October 23, 2010

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…


Amsterdam QS Meetup Recap #1

September 25, 2010

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….