The Down Side Of Quantifying The Self

‘real change will happen in individuals as they work through self-knowledge … of one’s body, mind and spirit … a rational [path]: unless something can be measured, it cannot be improved’ (Kelly, 2007).

[…] On one level, self-quantification transgresses the mind–body split; however, it also places the mind firmly in control. In this binary, the mind determines rational knowledge and quantification. The body (and ‘spirit’) is a passive object of this process, subject to being improved, whether they like it or not (Moore and Robinson, 2015).

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The Networked Society – Data collection

For our international media experience in Paris between 3rd and 7th of April I got in touch with a LEMA (literature, editing, media and audiovisual) student in the Sorbonne for collaboration. After explanation of my group’s topic about quantification and biosensors and in particular my area of interest – the affect such contemporary technologies can create in the users, she agreed to participate. Knowing that the students in Paris are gone for their spring leave, I developed an questionnaire which was distributed among the students online.

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Experiments in Post-Digital Publishing

Postdigital is not oppositional to digital. Florian Cramer – taking your typewriter to the park is like doing something against the mainstream and popular. Print and publishing – what is the future of the book? Is it going to die – the binary between the digital and non-digital. There is conversation between the two oppositions, but the true is there is not linearity, it is an overlapping process.

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CCC 5: An Alternative Experiment

My last Creative Critical Contribution is String art inside book covers, inspired by ‘The political nature of the book: on artists’ books and radical open access’, Adema, J. and Hall, G. It is metaphor of the viewers’ contribution er (in art, in reading books, in watching film) or how the user is changing the meaning in terms of adding their own feeling, understanding, affect, etc.

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