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Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Dawn Nafus (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Today anyone can purchase technology that can track, quantify, and measure the body and its environment. Wearable or portable sensors detect heart rates, glucose levels, steps taken, water quality, ... More


Deep Data: Notes on the n of 1

Dana Greenfield

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter addresses the implications of self-quantification in its relation to clinical quantification. By self-quantification, I mean those practices of keeping track of aspects of ones life, ... More


Data in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Reading the Quantified Self through Walter Benjamin

Jamie Sherman

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter draws on Benjamin’s discussion of accelerating mechanisms of image capture and distribution in the early 20th Century as a lens through which to view the contemporary acceleration of ... More


The Quantified Self: Reverse Engineering

Gary Wolf

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The Quantified Self (QS) is loosely organized affiliation of self-trackers and toolmakers who meet regularly to discuss what we are learning from our own data. In this essay reflecting on scholarly ... More


Surveillance and the Examined Life: Cultivating the Technomoral Self in a Panoptic World

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 8 explores the ethical challenges presented by today’s emerging technologies for digital surveillance and self-tracking. Keeping technomoral virtues such as honesty, self-control, ... More


User Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the sixth and top layer in The Stack, the User layer. It describes how Users initiate chains of interaction up and down layers, from Interface to Earth and back again. It sees ... More


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