James Wolcott: Living the Quantified-Self Way: Like a Weirder, Hive-Mindier Weight Watchers | Vanity Fair

James Wolcott: Living the Quantified-Self Way: Like a Weirder, Hive-Mindier Weight Watchers | Vanity Fair

DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYTICS (quantified self) Quantified Self Labs is a California-based company founded by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly that serves the Quantified Self user community worldwide by producing international meetings, conferences and expositions, community forums, web content and services, and a guide to self-tracking tools.

DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYTICS (quantified self) Quantified Self Labs is a California-based company founded by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly that serves the Quantified Self user community worldwide by producing international meetings, conferences and expositions, community forums, web content and services, and a guide to self-tracking tools.

"They share...a belief that gathering and analysing data about their everyday activities can help them improve their lives—an approach known as “self-tracking”, “body hacking” or “self-quantifying”.

"They share...a belief that gathering and analysing data about their everyday activities can help them improve their lives—an approach known as “self-tracking”, “body hacking” or “self-quantifying”.

At TED@Cannes, Gary Wolf gives a 5-min intro to an intriguing new pastime: using mobile apps and always-on gadgets to track and analyze your body, mood, diet, spending -- just about everything in daily life you can measure -- in gloriously geeky detail. #ted #quantifiedself

At TED@Cannes, Gary Wolf gives a 5-min intro to an intriguing new pastime: using mobile apps and always-on gadgets to track and analyze your body, mood, diet, spending -- just about everything in daily life you can measure -- in gloriously geeky detail. #ted #quantifiedself

Quantified Self - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quantified Self - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Q" v. "q" - Quantified Self came to exist b/c pp were already self-tracking .. some were interested in discussing self-tracking experiences with others. While Quantified Self does help spread interest in self-tracking, the group’s more significant cultural impact has been to make the very concept of self-tracking more visible—and in so doing, to make tracking-in-general more visible .. making more visible a particularly disconcerting thing that usually fades into the background…

"Q" v. "q" - Quantified Self came to exist b/c pp were already self-tracking .. some were interested in discussing self-tracking experiences with others. While Quantified Self does help spread interest in self-tracking, the group’s more significant cultural impact has been to make the very concept of self-tracking more visible—and in so doing, to make tracking-in-general more visible .. making more visible a particularly disconcerting thing that usually fades into the background…

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