Quantified self apps and wearables seek to construct a seamless loop of information feedback between bodies and machines. In this post, Will Davies wonders if that is really a substitute for the much older, more humanistic goal of mental commitment. One of the major selling points of the Jawbone UP, in distinction from many other…
Our first collaboratory entitled Dashboards: Functions, Features and Failures took place on the 16th of September at Goldsmiths College. The event brought together industry, third sector, government and academic participants to talk about dashboards. The day started with brief presentations by each of the participants showcasing a dashboard that they have found compelling as part of their professional…
Nate is going to give a talk entitled Decisions Everywhere (and Nowhere): The Taming of Cognition at the Decision Devices – Genealogies of Managerial Media Workshop organised by the HBK Braunschweig, Mediothek on the 27th of October. More details here.
Nate is going to give a talk on the 15th October entitled The Performance Platform: Governing Through Design which draws on one of our empirical case studies at the Government Digital Service. This is part of the workshop Controlling Environments which is being organised by the University of Oxford’s School of Geography, see here for more details.
Ana has written a piece on Discover Society about the techniques that are being publicly deployed to frame data as personal, read here.
Will has written a piece on data behaviourism and decision-making, read here!
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