Tag: public health


Scaling the QS Movement by Larry Smarr

February 3, 2016

Renowned physicist Larry Smarr is the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), who helped bring the power of computing to scientific research. In this talk from QSPH15, Larry reflects on consideration for scaling the QS movement and how the values encoded in tools created during the birth of new fields can influence future developments that affect hundreds of millions of people.


Quantified Self Public Health: Stephen Downs on Building a Culture of Health

July 21, 2015

[Editor’s Note] This May we hosted our second Quantified Self Public Health Symposium in San Diego at the University of California, San Diego. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation we brought together 150 researchers, toolmakers, individuals from government institutes, and science leadership. During the meeting we had multiple conversations, talks, and show&tells that…


Announcing the QS Access Program

March 16, 2015

Self-knowledge through numbers. Personal meaning from personal data. These are the guiding principles of the work we do here at Quantified Self Labs. Through our editorial work, our events, and our support of a worldwide network of meetups we are focused on shaping the culture of personal data and it’s impact on our lives. We…


Access Matters

September 4, 2014

Someday, you will have a question about yourself that impels you to take a look at some of your own data. It may be data about your activity, your spending at the grocery store, what medicines you’ve taken, where you’ve driven your car. And when you go to access your data, to analyze it or…


QS | Public Health Symposium: Margaret McKenna

September 2, 2014

This week we’re taking a look back at our 2014 Quantified Self Public Health Symposium and highlighting some of the wonderful talks and presentations.  We convened this meeting in order to bring together the research and toolmaker communities. Both of these groups have questions about data, research, and how to translate the vast amount of…