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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


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


Our Fitbits, our (ageing) selves: wearables, self-tracking and ageing embodiment

Barbara L. Marshall

in Ageing in Everyday Life: Materialities and Embodiments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335917
eISBN:
9781447335955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter considers the ways that embodied aging may be produced through wearable self-tracking technologies. With physical activity now promoted as key to the prevention of many age-related ... More


Conclusion: The Affective Turn

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, I situate the book’s findings about modeling, embodiment, and technology in the debates about affect stirred up by the age of the blink. It considers the theoretical ramifications of ... 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


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