Hello all. Just a short note to let you know that we (Alberto Frigo and myself) just published a book entitled “Self trackers: eight personal tales of journeys in life-logging“. It’s a collaboration among eight authors, most of whom participated with Alberto in a show he set up at the last Quantified Self conference (Amsterdam,… Read More New book launched!
I was recently re-reading one of Chekhov’s short stories, The Lady with the Dog, and found two paragraphs I’d missed the first time I read it, about this time last year. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov (Mitya) and Anna Sergeyevna meet in a small coastal town and have an affair. She owns a Pomeranian dog. The… Read More Chekhov, moments and privacy
(This is a guest post from Alberto, a brother in arms, a stoic quantifier with an inspiring 36 year quantifying project) by Alberto Frigo In this essay I present what I believe to be the 10 Stoic precepts. These precepts are recurrent topics found in the letters that Seneca wrote to his friends. These precepts… Read More Guest post: The 10 Stoic Precepts
A life logging camera narrates quite little. It’s more about fragments. No clear story, no narrator to create a narrative fallacy, just pieces that ask to be collated. I bumped into this after scanning some images from my morning commute. A glimpse of all the things our ego tunnels ignore.
Figure 1. Blurred scan of my “weeks ahead” page in a log book, with appointments per day for the next six weeks (L being Monday, Lunes in Spanish) . According to Akerlund et al. (2016), in a recent publication in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), the decision to commit a crime depends on… Read More Quantified time horizons: a criminal mind?
When I try to recall what happened on a given day, using my working memory, the process seems to go as follows: I give a name to the day (usually a day of the week), and then wonder where I was, who I was with, and what I did in general. The results are generally… Read More Reviewing life-logging photos
Last year around this time, I wrote a blog about using 750words.com. Since then, I’ve continued to write, almost every day. That makes me a Pterodactyl (for writing more than 200 days straight). Looking at the badge stats, only about 50% of those who sign up make it past day 1 (Figure 1), and only about… Read More Three years of 750words.com