Toward a Phenomenology of 'Self-Tracking': Preliminary Steps

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Members of a growing movement called 'The Quantified Self' strive to track and monitor a broad array of parameters within their own body and their life over time, such as sleeping patterns, blood pressure, calorie intake, happiness, et cetera. This is made possible by the emergence of diverse affordable and personal 'self-tracking' technologies, that enable the easy collection and storage of all this data. In this paper we study these technologies as media, and the attending activity of self-tracking as a potentially game-changing way of making sense of the world, phenomenologically speaking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Annual Conference of The Society for Phenomenology and Media
PublisherThe Society for Phenomenology and Media
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventUnknown -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Publication series

Name15th Annual Conference of The Society for Phenomenology and Media


Period1/01/13 → …


  • self-tracking
  • Quantified Self
  • phenomenology


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