social life & social media
Self-Monitoring and Cancer Survivorship
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Ian started measuring even more of his lifestyle in the hope of surviving longer. In this talk, he shares how self-monitoring with a body composition monitor is a useful took for assessing cancer progress between doctor visits, potentially allowing lifestyle relationships with it to be explored.
Past Present Future
Sara M. Watson
Sara Watson talks about how she uses digital time capsules like Timehop to resurface some of her archived personal data. She also talks about her family history of self tracking and genealogy. Tracking and reflecting on that data gives her a sense of time, place, history, and context.
Mindfulness, Technology, and Me
Charles Wang is one of the co-founders of Lumo BodyTech, the makers of the LUMOback posture sensor. When he’s not building new self-tracking tools, he’s taking some time to watch the world around him. Watch this great Ignite talk from Charles to hear about his observations and how they apply to his long-term posture tracking.
A Life Of Fractals
In 2014, Justin Timmer started tracking himself using a wearable and afterwards an app. Justin actively tracks about 69 variables on a daily basis and has completed a total of 22 experiments on himself. In this video, he talks about the frailty of his life and why he tracks these variables. He wants to know if there are deeper patterns of reasoning behind his life-logging and self-tracking experiments.
Improving Mental Focus Through Lifelogging
Justin Lawler has struggled remaining focused in school and in work throughout his life and so about a year and a half ago he went on a paleo diet and noticed some real improvements in focus. However, he noticed that he was still having some noticeable mood swings, so he decided to try Quantified Mind to start quantifying his cognitive function and short-term memory. In this talk, he shares his upward trending data and analysis over the past two and a half months.
Logging My Beer
Clair Samuel has been tracking her beer consumption since 2009. She presents some interesting patterns that emerged over the years regarding the seasonality of her beer selection and the categories of the types of beer she consumes. She also discusses her tracking techniques and how they have evolved over time.
Can't You See I Was Falling In Love
Shelly Jang used GMvault to look through 5 years of Google Chat logs to hunt for signals that she loves only her husband. She looked at whom she messages, the time of a day, and the words she uses. She was able to extract meanings from innocuous metrics like “delay in response” to show whether her or her future husband were “playing games” at the beginning of the relationship. In the talk, she shares what she learned from her project.
How My Life Automation System Quantifies My Life
Tahl Milburn presents LIAM, a life automation system he created. It's a system that gives him a 360 view of his life and its automatic system. He focuses on 9 elements that keep someone happy: physical, mental, spiritual, assets, vocation, interests, experiences, relationships, community. There's no logging, but occasional data correction. He talks about his data and what he has learned about himself using LIAM.