The second issue on “Quantified Selves | Statistical Bodies” has been published in March 2016. It provides methodological and theoretical reflections on technologically generated knowledge about the body and socio-cultural practices that are subsumed, discussed, and criticized using the key concept “Quantified Self”. The print issue can be ordered through the publisher’s website (transcript). All articles are available as open access (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) below.
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The Quantified Self and Statistical Bodies
Pablo Abend and Mathias Fuchs
I – Situating the Quantified Self Phenomenon
From Quantified to Qualified Self
A Fictional Dialogue at the Mall
Andréa Belliger and David J. Krieger
Total Affect Control
Or: Who’s Afraid of a Pleasing Little Sister?
Marie-Luise Angerer and Bernd Bösel
Theorising the Quantified Self and Posthumanist Agency
Self-Knowledge and Posthumanist Agency in Contemporary US-American Literature
Stefan Danter, Ulfried Reichardt and Regina Schober
II – Investigations in Quantifying Practices
Bodies, Mood and Excess
Relationship Tracking and the Technicity of Intimacy
Unhappy? There’s an App for That
Tracking Well-Being through the Quantified Self
III – Conceptual and Legal Reflections
Understanding User Interfaces through Quantification
My Quantified Self, my FitBit and I
The Polymorphic Concept of Health Data and the Sharer’s Dilemma
Argyro P. Karanasiou and Sharanjit Kang
IV – Entering the Field
How Old am I?
Digital Culture and Quantified Ageing
Barbara L. Marshall and Stephen Katz
Games to Live With
Speculations Regarding NikeFuel
Paolo Ruffino 153
A Design Practice
On Surveillance Technologies, Identification and Statistics in Three Contemporary Art Projects
Mette-Marie Zacher Sorensen
Coupling Quantified Bodies
Affective Possibilities of Self-Quantification beyond the Self
Robert Cercós, William Goddard, Adam Nash and Jeremy Yuille
V – In Conversation with
I Think it Worked Because Mercury was in the House of Jupiter!
Tega Brain and Surya Mattu in Conversation with Pablo Abend and Mathias Fuchs
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