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The Experiment-Driven Life


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This is the short presentation I gave at The Boston Quantified Self Meetup Group #3 in Cambridge, MA: In it I explain what I think is missing from the self-tracking data movement, why it needs to be part of a personal scientific method, how it makes you happier, and a little about our edison (tm) Experimenter's journal tool to help live everything in life as an experiment: Give it a look and let me know what you think! It's my first take, and I'm developing the ideas as I write my book, "Think, Try, Learn: A scientific method for discovering happiness." I'm at You might also enjoy my essay on the field of self-tracking and what's missing: The Experiment-Driven Life ( and my post Attention Data Hounds: What Personal Data Are You Tracking? (including my An Incomplete Summary of Personal Informatics):