Practices of self-tracking and self-measurement are currently on the rise. The rapid development of mobile and smart wearable technologies has made it possible for the everyday user to generate, record and analyse various types of personal statistical data. Spurred by movements such as the Quantified Self, a growing number of people across the globe are embracing this “metric culture”. As the world is becoming increasingly ruled by numbers, we are becoming ever more reliant on technologies of tracking and measurement to manage and evaluate various spheres of our lives including work, leisure, health and even sex.
The aim of this workshop is to cast a critical eye on these emerging practices of self-tracking and quantification as they manifest across different domains of life. By bringing together relevant scholars to debate the various facets of the Quantified Self as well as its wider social, political and ethical implications, the workshop seeks to enable a deeper understanding of this rising phenomenon and how it is reshaping our relation to our bodies and their vital aspects.
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Aarhus University, Buildings 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. See location on a map.
09:30 - 09:45 Registration and coffee
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:00 – 11:30 Session 1: Hybrid subjectivity and the gamification of self
11:30 – 13:00 Session 2: The Quantified Self at work
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Session 3: Mediatization, representation and the Quantified Self
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Session 4: Making sense of the Quantified Self data
17:30 – 17:45 Closing note
17:45 – 18:15 Workshop debriefing (for speakers only), Room 203
19:00 – : Dinner for speakers only: at ARoS, Aros Allé 2, DK-8000 Aarhuc C
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies