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Ulrich Atz: Tracking 120,000 Pushups Together

March 20, 2015

In 2013 Ulrich Atz completed a unique non-digital trackign experience. When the beginning of 2014 rolled around he was convinced by a friend to start an ambitious project to complete 10,000 pushups in one year. Using his interest in habits and self-tracking he built a simple system to bring his friends into the fold so…

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QSEU14 Breakout Session: QS & Philosophy

May 20, 2014

A core piece of our conferences are the numerous breakout sessions that cover a wide variety of topics from social sciences to hands-on workshops on privacy and data security. These sessions are facilitated by conference attendees and they put in a lot of work to engage their groups in meaningful discussion. This year, starting with…

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Living Without Numbers

October 23, 2012

Here at Quantified Self we talk about living with numbers. Look a few inches above these words and it’s right there in our four-word tagline: self knowledge through numbers. Information, increasingly numerical information, is becoming a driving force in the world. We’re surrounded by numerical representations of ourselves in almost all aspects of our lives. Probably no…

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Denisa Kera on DNA Dinners

April 22, 2012

Denisa Kera is a professor, philosopher and designer interested in DNA and food data. She asks, what happens when people share data in social situations? She organizes DNA Dinners at a local hackerspace to experiment with this question. In the video below, Denisa talks about how she turned her genetic data into a bruschetta dish,…

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Panel Discussion on Health Incentives

November 7, 2011

Boston QS organizer Michael Nagle gathers a panel of people in the social health space, and asks them: if not all behaviors can be incentivized, who are the users that succeed with your platform, and who are the users that fail? Dr. Joseph Kvedar of the Center for Connected Health, Rick Lee of Healthrageous, Jackie Thong…

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Eri Gentry on Social QS Studies

October 24, 2011

Eri Gentry describes her presentation ‘Social Studies’ as “like Quantified Self, but Quantified Us!” She has always been wiling to be a participant in normal experiments; however, she now realizes that she wants her data to improve herself. Now she uses Genomera.com to run her own experiments that allow the participants to be actively involved…