At TED@Cannes, Gary Wolf gives a 5-min intro to an intriguing new pastime: using mobile apps and always-on gadgets to track and analyze your body, mood, diet, spending -- just about everything in daily life you can measure -- in gloriously geeky detail. Journalist Gary Wolf spends his days in pursuit of the most fascinating things. As a contributing editor at Wired, he's written about technology, mushroom hunters, venture capitalists
Investigate some of the tools available for personal tracking. Start with the guide available on Wolf’s Quantified Self blog site (http://quantifiedself.com/guide/). Which two or three are most interesting to you, and why? Are there thing(s) you’d like to track that you don’t see listed in the guide? Develop a pitch for a new tracking tool and share it with your classmates.
The Quantified Self http://quantifiedself.com/
MIT Technology Review: The measured life (July/August 2011) http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/37784/
Stephen Wolfram: The personal analytics of my life (03/03/2012) http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2012/03/the-personal-analytics-of-my-life/