Quantified self

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Quantified self describes a method of recursive self-reflection through making visible what was formally invisible through the normal observation of everyday life. A cybernetic feedback loop where one can see the effect of something over a long period of time by taking measurements at an interval.

Known versions of a quantified self are Feltron's Annual report, personal wearable pedometers, Aaron Parecki's 3.5 years of GPS data[1], and Will Wright's SIMs game.


  1. GPS Visualization. Aaronparecki.com http://aaronparecki.com/GPS_Visualization Accessed 8 Aug 2012.