Published on December 1, 2008
Under sousveillance: personal informatics & techniques of the self
Are we too infatuated with the present?
The past is not dead. Itʼs not even past.
bullet time apps for data
The strategic idea of the archive is a refreshed now.
What happens when we help people make invisible life patterns visible?
watching you watch yourself
Blame Coates & Jones
Clickstreams Location Taste data Status updates Social connections Photos/writing/bookmarking Financial data Email/phone/SMS/IM Smart objects External sources
Where is the Kayak for my life?
“People check their stats like crack addled gerbils.” Matt Mullenweg
* Discovery * Wayﬁnding * Validation * Analytics * Documentation
It should be ambient.
It should be visual.
It should be ubiquitous.
It should create a dialog between the self and the group.
“Information processing dissolving into behavior.”
“Everyware is always situated in a particular context.”
“The appeal of everyware is at some level universal.”
Caveats: * Making explicit what was latent * Need to see the beautiful seams * Interconnection brings emergent, unexpected consequences * We donʼt know the privacy issues yet * Avoid the ʻset upʼ problem * Managing ongoing user expectations * Structure v. experimentation
Many thanks to: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/ﬁveinchpixie/527148477/ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/heather/2904402/ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/zoonie/27555176/ http://ﬂickr.com/photos/toughkidcst/2959726563/
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