From Quantified Self:
About the Quantified Self
Are you interested in self-tracking? Do you use a computer, mobile phone, electronic gadget, or pen and paper to record your work, sleep, exercise, diet, mood, or anything else? Would you like to share your methods and learn from what others are doing? If so, you are in the right place. This short intro will help you get you oriented.
What is Quantified Self?
Quantified Self is a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in self knowledge through self-tracking. We exchange information about our personal projects, the tools we use, tips we’ve gleaned, lessons we’ve learned. We blog, meet face to face, and collaborate online. There are three main “branches” to our work.
*The Quantified Self blog and community site. You are here! This is the central hub, where we keep track of all important goings-on, and you will soon be able to make connections, develop ongoing collaborations, and share detailed documentation of your personal projects.
*Quantified Self Show&Tell meetings. These are face-to-face meetings, very fun and interesting, where you can see QS projects first hand and meet QS people in your local area. The meetings started in the San Francisco Bay Area, but local chapters are springing up all over the world. If there is not yet a meeting in your area, and you wish there were, you can learn how to start one by reading: How to Start Your Own QS Show&Tell.
*Quantified Self Conference. This is a conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking systems. It is a “working meeting” for the QS community (40 groups worldwide), where we gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share and collaborate on self-tracking projects. We also explore the potential effects of self-tracking on ourselves and society. If you are an advanced user, designer, tech inventor, entrepreneur, journalist, scientist, or health professional, please join us for a weekend of collaboration and inspiration!
Who is responsible for Quantified Self?
The QS blog and community are maintained and moderated by Alexandra Carmichael, Kevin Kelly and Gary Wolf. Regular contributors include Rajiv Mehta (Toolmaker Talks), Ernesto Ramirez (Numbers from around the Web), and other QS friends around the world. Each of the QS Show&Tell meetings has its own set of organizers. When you sign up at the link, you will be able to contact the local organizer.
We also maintain a complete list of local QS Show&Tell organizers, with links to meetups and some additional information. Administration of the web site, production of the QS conference, and other community support functions are the work of Quantified Self Labs.