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The quantified self - Gary Wolf

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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

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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/
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