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QS17 Preview: Data-Based Sculpture

May 10, 2017

At QS17, Stephen Cartwright, associate director at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will share the amazing landscape sculptures he has created from self-tracking data.

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2015 QS Visualization Gallery: Round 4

August 13, 2015

We’re excited to share another round of personal data visualizations from our QS community. Below you’ll find another five visualizations of different types of personal data. Make sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 as well! Name: Damien Catani Description: This is an overview of how I have been doing today against my daily habit targets….

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2015 QS Visualization Gallery: Part 3

July 28, 2015

We’re excited to share another round of personal data visualizations from our QS community. Below you’ll find another five visualizations of different types of personal data. Make sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 as well! Name: Edward Dench Description: All recorded flights I’ve taken. Tools: Manual entry into openflights.org (there is an interface using…

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Anand Sharma: Aprilzero, Gyroscope, and Me

July 1, 2015

With all the self-tracking applications, devices, and services out there it can be hard to make sense of all the data you’re collecting. Anand Sharma ran into this situation in 2014 when he started thinking about his data and how he wanted to use it to help him understand himself, optimize what he cared about,…

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The Art of Self-Tracking

June 10, 2015

On June 20th we’re inviting the public to join us for the first ever Quantified Self Expo. It’s going to be a full day of dedicated to showcasing amazing QS tools with multiple demos, talks, how-to sessions, and exciting experiences. But that’s not all. We’re excited to host, as part of the Expo, an exhibition…

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Anna Nicanorova: My Year in Numbers

April 14, 2015

Anna Nicanorova is a data scientist. Starting in 2013 she started making an annual report, but what stuck by how difficult it was to access her own data she was collecting through different apps and services. Early this year she put together her 2014 annual report based on a few different tools and using If…

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QS15 Conference Preview: Evan Savage on Data Sense

March 17, 2015

On June 18-20 we’ll be hosting the QS15 Conference & Expo in San Francisco at the beautiful Fort Mason Center. This will be a very special year with two days of inspiring talks, demos, and discussion with your fellow self-trackers and toolmakers, plus a third day dedicated to the Activate Exposition. As we start to fill out…

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QS Access App Visualization Showcase

October 21, 2014

Two weeks ago we announced the release of the QS Access App so you could access your HealthKit data in tabular format for personal exploration, visualization, and analysis. In that short period of time, we’ve seen a good number of downloads and positive feedback. We know from our experiences hosting in-person and online communication about…

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Visualizing Our Quantified Self

September 16, 2014

At our 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference we were excited to share a variety of beautiful and insightful data visualizations from our community. In the months leading up to the conference we asked attendees to send in their own personal data visualizations along with a short description. In our 6 years of hosting Quantified Self…

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QS | Public Health Symposium: Doug Kanter's Healthiest Year

September 3, 2014

We’ve featured the work of our friend and QS community member, Doug Kanter, many times here on the Quantified Self website and we were excited to have him participate in our Quantified Self Public Health Symposium. Doug is both a toolmaker and self-tracker, focusing primarily on using his experience with tracking his diabetes-related data to…

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Lee Rogers: Why Annual Reporting

August 26, 2014

Lee Rogers has been collecting data about himself for over three years. The daily checkins, movements, and other activities of his life are capture by automatic and passive systems and tools. What makes Lee a bit different than most is that he’s set up a personal automation system to collect and make sense of all…

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Cors Brinkman: Lifelog as Self-Portrait

August 18, 2014

Cors Brinkman is a media artist and student. In June of 2013, he started a project to keep track of himself. He decided to start with LifeSlice, a tool to have your computer keep track of your behavior by taking a picture, screenshot, and location data every hour. After experimenting with that system Cors added…