All science is becoming data science. Therefore data scientists have a lot of power in this regime [stifles a laugh] It’s a great time to be a data geek. This is an interesting aside made by Bill Howe of Washington… Read More ›
Self-tracking, social control and cognitive triage: the trials and tribulations of aspiring financiers
What’s it like to be a junior analyst on Wall Street making $70,000 a year in your early 20s? What sort of people are drawn towards this career path? Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits attempts to… Read More ›
Having just finished The Circle by Dave Eggers, this exchange by text seems oddly sinister:
Deborah Lupton has posted a very useful item on her blog, attached to a forthcoming paper, suggesting five modes of self-tracking: Private self-tracking Pushed self-tracking Communal self-tracking Imposed self-tracking Exploited self-tracking You can read the full post here. The only one… Read More ›
This is wonderful – running drawing. (HT Kirsty Lohman) Another long run completed. Photograph: Running Drawing/Claire Wyckoff
Earlier this week I finally bought the Jawbone Up24 after weeks of deliberation. I’d got bored with the Nike Fuel Band, losing interest in the opaque ‘fuel points’ measurement and increasingly finding it to be an unwelcome presence on my wrist…. Read More ›
An interesting presentation and video from Rob Kitchin. There’s an excellent paper developing these arguments online here. More here.