Tag: media


Alberto Frigo: A 36-year Tracking Project

July 3, 2014

“I’ve been systematically tracking my life since the 24th of September, 2003.” A little over 10 years ago Alberto Frigo embarked on an ambitious project, 2004-2040, to understand himself. Starting with tracking everything his right (dominant) hand has used, he’s slowly added on different tracking and documentation projects. Keeping the focus on himself and his…


Chloe Fan on Visualizing Movies She Has Seen Since 2001

April 15, 2012

Chloe Fan has kept all of her movie ticket stubs since 2001. Inspired by a minimalism streak, she digitized them all and created some cool visualizations. She learned her movie-watching patterns: by day of week, time of day, IMDB movie rating, price, location, who she was with, etc. In the video below, Chloe walks through…


Ethan Zuckerman: Tracking My Media Diet

September 9, 2010

Ethan Zuckerman, the co-founder of Global Voices and the writer of a wonderful blog called my heart’s in accra is doing an experiment, and is asking for advice and collaborators. The experiment is to track his “media diet.” The project is related to Ethan’s argument that we don’t have very reliable intuitions about the kind…


Quantifying Now

April 8, 2009

Sprint’s commercial tries to sell its 3G network by quantifying “now.” Does this mean it’s the beginning of a trend, or the end of one?


The New Examined Life – Self-Tracking Story in WSJ

December 7, 2008

Today’s story on self-tracking and self measurement in the Wall Street Journal featured Alexandra Carmichael, the co-founder of Cure Together, a platform for open source health research. (Alexandra is a regular at the QS Show&Tell.) CureTogether is a community site where members can share information about their health. Alexandra has an excellent post on the…



September 11, 2008

A quick overview of the emerging culture of self-tracking ran in the Washington Post the other day. Called “Bytes of Life: For Every Move, Mood and Bodily Function, There’s a Web Site to Help You Keep Track.”  The subtitle is a gross exaggeration, although in time it will be true. Right now there are a…