Quantified Self Public Health is back! 150+ health geeks of many stripes will gather on Thursday, May 14, in San Diego to discuss how access to personal data could benefit individuals and society. It is an invite-only meeting (sorry!) but filled with voracious documentarians like Joyce Lee (read her Storify from last year) and, well, me (read […]
Who is ready to stand naked in front of the mirror of data?
In this talk at the Quantified Self Public Health symposium, I argue that we must respect the context of people’s lives while designing health interventions, tools, and research projects. Not everyone is ready to stand naked in front of the bright light of numbers on a screen. Let’s be gentle in our approach, especially to […]
Secret questions, naked truths
My prepared remarks for the Quantified Self Public Health Symposium (here are some notes from the event): You know when you type the first few words of a query and Google suggests the rest based on what thousands of other people have typed next? There’s a Twitter account called Google Poetics that takes those suggested phrases […]
Quantified Self Public Health Symposium
On April 3, I was part of a symposium organized by Bryan Sivak, CTO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2; and Gary Wolf, Director, Quantified Self Labs, where I presented the Pew Research Center’s findings on tracking for health. I uploaded my remarks in a separate post — this one is more of a “notes […]