My research project is concerned with the rising practices of self-tracking and fitness monitoring through digital devices and apps. In recent years, there has been an abundance in the techniques and technologies that enable the collection and computation of data regarding one’s biological functions and habits. While at AIAS, I focus on some of these practices in order to provide deep insights into these emerging trends, and a critical assessment of their socio-ethical implications. I combine empirical studies with philosophical analysis to address the questions raised throughout this research project.
The Over-examined Life: Body Governance and the rise of the Quantified Self
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01 Oct 2018 – 30 Sep 2019