Self Knowledge Through Textile-Based Sensing
Anne Prahl is a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Arts at London. Anne Prahl explores textile based sensing and how it has effected her with regard to self-knowledge. In this video, she talks about how she got into Quantified Self and how she used self-tracking to inspire her research project.
Tracking What I Do Versus What I Say I'll Do
For years, Eli Ricker has tracked her self-created "Life Satisfaction" score and whether or not she did what she said she would. She’ll describe what this practice taught her about effective goal setting, true productivity, and deeper satisfaction.
How Work Distractions Affect My Focus
Madison Lukaczyk wanted to improve her focus by controlling her distractions. She had already blocked distracting web sites, but what about work related channels that nonetheless constantly interrupted her concentration? Using time-tracking data from RescueTime, exported to R Studio, she created visualizations that revealed how her workflow was affected by chat threads, emails, and texts.
To Teach Quantified Self, First Know Thyself
Michael Lim, teacher, and Alex Truong, 12th grader, redesigned the AP Statistics course at Summit Shasta High School to have students learn by analyzing their self-tracking data. They prepared by doing their own QS project with Rescuetime, MyFitnessPal, multivariate regression, and more.
Menstrual Cycles, 50 Cent, and Right Swipes
Ahnjili Zhuparris came across a study on the menstrual cycle’s influence on cognition and emotion and was curious to see how hormonal changes may affect her day-to-day behavior. She figured her internet use may be a convenient and easy data set to assemble and examine for this effect. Using a few chrome plugins, Ahnjili was able to see not only where she spent her time online, but how she interacted with sites like Facebook and Youtube. Her analysis yielded some interesting patterns. In this talk, Ahnjili shows the differences in how she browsed Facebook, swiped in Tinder, and listened to music on YouTube.