Under Sousveillance: Personal Informatics & Techniques of the Self

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Published on December 1, 2008

Author: brianoberkirch

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A talk for Defrag 2008. Just starting to think about all the great work people like Jones & Coates have been doing.

Under sousveillance: personal informatics & techniques of the self

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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/

brianoberkirch.com photo by Lane Hartwell

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