“What are you tracking?” This is the conversation at Quantified Self (QS) meetups. The Quantified Self movement celebrates “self-knowledge through numbers.” In our current love affair with QS, we tend to focus on data and the mind. Technology helps manage and mediate that relationship. The body is in there somewhere, too, as a sort of “slave”Continue reading “The Essential Self: Health Beyond the Numbers”
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Quantified Self: Can We Measure What Really Matters?
Chris Anderson’s April 7, Google+ post describes the quantified self lifestyle: Philips DirectLife, Nike Fuelband, Polar FA20 Activity monitor watch, a Withings scale, a Zeo, and Runkeeer on the iPhone. Chris’ wife has a FitBit, Zeo, and Runkeeper. The kids wear Zamzees. To say that movement is tracked is an understatement. But where doesContinue reading “Quantified Self: Can We Measure What Really Matters?”