Category Archives for Visualise me

How the Narrative Clip utterly fails to document my life

I was excited to receive my Narrative Clip this spring. It’s the first consumer lifelogging camera: you clip it to your clothes and it silently takes a photo every 30 seconds. Then you connect it to your computer. It uploads … Continue reading

14. November 2014 by Jill
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My TEDxBergen talk: What Can’t We Measure in a Quantified World?

A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at TEDxBergen about wearables, the Quantified Self movement, dataism and all the things we cannot and might not want to measure. The talk is a shorter version of chapter 5 in my new … Continue reading

12. November 2014 by Jill
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How we pose in photographs: hand signs and cultural differences

One of the highlights for me from the Association of Internet Researchers conference (#IR15) in South Korea last week was the extra-curricular learning. About many things, but in this post let me focus on what I learnt about selfie culture and … Continue reading

27. October 2014 by Jill
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Cerebrally sincere? Why the humanities need to address dataism.

Katie Warfield posted a link to this fascinating study of what people think they look like, or wish they look like or to be more accurate, which of a series of photoshopped versions of a photograph of their face they have the … Continue reading

08. October 2014 by Jill
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New book out now: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

HOORAY! My new book, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves was published today by Palgrave!!! The book is open access (CC-BY) so you can download it right now for free, either … Continue reading

03. October 2014 by Jill
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Who sees our health data?

One of the topics in my upcoming book, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves, is activity trackers and health information, which I consider both as a form of quantitative self-representation … Continue reading

23. September 2014 by Jill
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My new book about selfies, blogs and wearables is almost here!

Look! The book I was working on all spring has a cover, I’ve got till Tuesday to go through the proofs, and it will be published by Palgrave in less than a month! You can preorder it at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com … Continue reading

19. September 2014 by Jill
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Life poetry told by sensors, or how automatic journalling apps are marketed

Ths app initiates thoughts and ideas for you. It makes remembering effortless, beautiful & fun. Embrace your authentic self. Save or share your best memories. Track your everyday life and learn how to improve it. Experience your life. Life poetry told … Continue reading

27. May 2014 by Jill
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Wearable devices for tracking baby

Benji is only four years old, but the wearable baby trackers I discovered this evening make his infancy look like the stone age in comparison. Sure, I used TrixieTracker to track Jessie’s napping six years ago, but I had to … Continue reading

22. May 2014 by Jill
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Talk at MIT on Monday May 5

On Monday at 5:30 (in room 14E-310) I’m giving a talk at MIT’s Purple Blurb series, kindly hosted by Nick Montfort. This will be an extra fun challenge because Purple Blurb focusses on art and practice, so I’m going to be talking … Continue reading

03. May 2014 by Jill
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