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QS17 Preview: Counting Scars

May 27, 2017

At QS17, “game alchemist” Ellis Bartholomeus will share her quantification of one of the inevitable and unpredictable outcomes of her study of play: scars. Her talk will explore the narrative scars tell us about our bodies and our activities—from fun childhood games to recovery from car accidents.


QS17 Preview: Can a Picture Be Worth a Thousand Numbers?

May 5, 2017

Laila has been tracking her weight for a few years, and more recently she began tracking other people’s weight and physical variation through her company, Fitnescity. In this video, she talks about her experiment with 3D body models, which is a relatively new way of representing and tracking the human body.


2014 QS Europe Conference: Ignite Talks

May 2, 2014

When we organized our very first QS Conference in 2011 we were bombarded with so many proposals from people who wanted to share their projects and self-tracking experiences we decided to add talks to our extended lunch breaks. The lunchtime Ignite session was born and now we can’t imagine a conference without them. Below is…


2014 QS Europe Conference: Breakout Sessions

April 29, 2014

We organize our QS conferences backwards: First the registrants, then the program. We like to keep things open to the last minute so we can get a sense of what everybody is working on and thinking about before making the final lineup. But eventually the printer’s deadline looms, and we have to say: this is…


Conference Preview: Bob Troia on Tracking Blood Glucose

April 21, 2014

We’ve learned a lot from the diabetics in our community, such as Jana Beck’s lessons from 100,000+ blood glucose readings, and Doug Kanter’s narrative visualizations of a year of his diabetes data. At the upcoming QS Europe Conference on May 10th and 11th in Amsterdam, we’re going to hear the interesting story of a non-diabetic who began tracking his fasting glucose…