Under sousveillance: personal
informatics & techniques of the self
sr   bna
Are we too infatuated
  with the present?
The past is not dead.
 Itʼs not even past.
bullet time apps for data
The strategic idea
  of the archive
       is a
 refreshed now.
What happens when
we help people make
invisible life patterns
       visible?
watching you watch yourself
Blame Coates & Jones
Clickstreams
Location
Taste data
Status updates
Social connections
Photos/writing/bookmarking
Financial data
Email/phone/S...
Where is the Kayak for my life?
“People check their stats like
   crack addled gerbils.”
        Matt Mullenweg
* Discovery
* Wayfinding
* Validation
* Analytics
* Documentation
It should be ambient.
It should be visual.
It should be ubiquitous.
It should create a dialog
between the self and the group.
“Information
processing dissolving
   into behavior.”
“Everyware is always situated
 in a particular context.”
“The appeal of everyware is at
some level universal.”
Caveats:
* Making explicit what was latent
* Need to see the beautiful seams
* Interconnection brings emergent,
  unexpect...
Many thanks to:



http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiveinchpixie/527148477/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/heather/2904402/
http:/...
brianoberkirch.com

photo by Lane Hartwell
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Under Sousveillance: Personal Informatics & Techniques of the Self
Under Sousveillance: Personal Informatics & Techniques of the Self
Under Sousveillance: Personal Informatics & Techniques of the Self
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A talk for Defrag 2008. Just starting to think about all the great work people like Jones & Coates have been doing.

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  • Great display. I've taken some of the structure graphics together with adapted to my startup
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  • Hi! Nice presentation. Any chance you could post a list of all the examples/screenshots you have in the slide show? Some are more obvious than others...
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  • I think young Matt is referring to the almost mindless and compulsive reloading and constant reviewing of stats he sees WP.com users engaged in.
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Under Sousveillance: Personal Informatics & Techniques of the Self

  1. 1. Under sousveillance: personal informatics & techniques of the self
  2. 2. sr bna
  3. 3. Are we too infatuated with the present?
  4. 4. The past is not dead. Itʼs not even past.
  5. 5. bullet time apps for data
  6. 6. The strategic idea of the archive is a refreshed now.
  7. 7. What happens when we help people make invisible life patterns visible?
  8. 8. watching you watch yourself
  9. 9. Blame Coates & Jones
  10. 10. Clickstreams Location Taste data Status updates Social connections Photos/writing/bookmarking Financial data Email/phone/SMS/IM Smart objects External sources
  11. 11. Where is the Kayak for my life?
  12. 12. “People check their stats like crack addled gerbils.” Matt Mullenweg
  13. 13. * Discovery * Wayfinding * Validation * Analytics * Documentation
  14. 14. It should be ambient.
  15. 15. It should be visual.
  16. 16. It should be ubiquitous.
  17. 17. It should create a dialog between the self and the group.
  18. 18. “Information processing dissolving into behavior.”
  19. 19. “Everyware is always situated in a particular context.”
  20. 20. “The appeal of everyware is at some level universal.”
  21. 21. Caveats: * Making explicit what was latent * Need to see the beautiful seams * Interconnection brings emergent, unexpected consequences * We donʼt know the privacy issues yet * Avoid the ʻset upʼ problem * Managing ongoing user expectations * Structure v. experimentation
  22. 22. Many thanks to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiveinchpixie/527148477/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/heather/2904402/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonie/27555176/ http://flickr.com/photos/toughkidcst/2959726563/
  23. 23. brianoberkirch.com photo by Lane Hartwell
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