The Quantified Self and Rise of Self Measurement

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  • 1. THE QUANTIFIED SELF
  • 2. I AM JAMES I’m a content strategy consultant I currently work at Factory Media as acting Head of Digital Content @mrjamescarson
  • 3. “The habit of using technology to measure something in your life, in order to be able to pay more attention to it. And then from that, to be able to share that data that’s created, and share that attention, amongst other likeminded people, in order to find some wider correlation, some wider causality behind whatever that thing is.” Ben Hammersley
  • 4. HOW MANY STEPS HAVE YOU WALKED TODAY?
  • 5. AVERAGE 3,000 – 4,000 NHS RECOMMENDS 10,000 YESTERDAY I MADE 6,432
  • 6. PEDOMETER
  • 7. CYCLING TO WORK BEST TIME: 25:41 AVERAGE: 32:25 WORST: 41:25
  • 8. ME VS. ME
  • 9. MY LOGGING SMALL AND TRIVIAL
  • 10. 10m ACTIVE USERS
  • 11. http://www.strava.com/saturday-heatmap
  • 12. MY DATA X 10m BIG DATA
  • 13. SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER
  • 14. DON’T ROLL YOUR EYES
  • 15. FITNESS DATA
  • 16. STEPHEN WOLFRAM PERSONAL ANALYTICS OF MY LIFE http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2012/03/the-personal-analytics-of-my-life/
  • 17. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=facebook+report
  • 18. WHERE YOU’RE GOING WHO YOU’VE INTERACTED WITH HOW LONG YOU’VE SPOKEN TO FRIENDS THE AFFINITY OF CONNECTIONS HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET TO WORK THE TONE OF YOUR MESSAGES THE AMOUNT YOU TEXT, TWEET OR UPDATE HOW MUCH EXERCISE YOU’RE GETTING HOW MUCH YOU GET DISTRACTED AN APP THAT CAN TRACK DEPRESSION AND OTHER DISEASES
  • 19. http://vimeo.com/72575830
  • 20. http://www.google.org/flutrends/
  • 21. THE INTERNET OF THINGS 75 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020
  • 22. IT OWNS YOU
  • 23. BIG BROTHER 1984 IS WATCHING YOU
  • 24. KNOWS WHERE I WORK KNOWS WHERE I LIVE CREEPY?
  • 25. “Anyone under 25, for the most part, has the same views on privacy and data and trust, which is that they don't really care.” Harper Reed CTO for Barack Obama's re-election campaign
  • 26. DON’T BE CREEPY
  • 27. WHERE ARE WE GOING?
  • 28. WE’RE AT DAY ZERO IN A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF MEDICINE LARRY SMARR UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • 29. JEANNE CALMENT BORN 1875 AT AGE 85, SHE TOOK UP FENCING SHE SMOKED UNTIL SHE WAS 117 SHE WAS 121 AND 164 DAYS WHEN SHE DIED
  • 30. THE OLDEST PERSON EVER NOT FOR LONG?
  • 31. THIS IS HEAVY
  • 32. HOW TO MAKE A GOOD APP http://blog.kirigin.com/personal-analytics
  • 33. 1. GRAB EVERYTHING WITH AN API
  • 34. 2. MAKE DATA ENTRY EASY
  • 35. 3. MAKE IT MOBILE
  • 36. this 4. EMPHASIZE INSIGHT OVER VISUALIZATION meaningless is
  • 37. 5. MACHINE LEARNING MATTERS
  • 38. 6. SOCIAL SUPPORT & DISTRIBUTION “Want a free email account? Sign-up for Hotmail today!”
  • 39. THANKS! THIS TALK LASTED 28 MINUTES 35 SECONDS THERE WERE 51 SLIDES IN THIS DECK IT INCLUDED 267 WORDS MY HEART RATE IS 105 BPM