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SUMMARY Self-Tracking (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) 107 È [Epub] ➛ Self-Tracking (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) By Gina Neff – Danpashley.co.uk What happens when people turn their everyday experience into data an introduction to the essential ideas and key challenges of self tracking WEntial ideas and key challenges of self tracki. This book provides a very informative overview of the self tracking phenomena It deals with a broad range of subjects that are directly applicable to this topic but also that pertain to broader societal issues at stake such data privacy the data economy and the cultural norms and ideals that surround our use of data I found it to be uite engaging and thought provoking in ways that directly pertain to my own self tracking activities and broader professional interests

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What happens when people turn their everyday e. Mostly about self tracking culture and practices in the USA At the end of the book the authors saying We think a future of self tracking that supports people asking and answering their own uestions with their own data is a future worth fighting for

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Self Tracking The MIT Press Essential Knowledge seriesXperience into data an introduction to the ess. I generally like the MIT Essential Knowledge Books They are usually solid fours A good way to get an entry point into an important subject from Auctions to Metadata They don't go deep or ask new uestions though the best do surface controversies This book is different It is a solid five star book one that I am recommending widely The authors are a sociologist and an ethnographer They bring lenes to self tracking and the uantified self that books from the medical business or technology business miss The class dimensions to the types of app data models normalization and market positioning are an example They also look out to the art world to include the works of artists who use self tracking as inputs or even to structure the form of their work Self tracking is an important part of my own work though I do not pay much attention to the normal obsessions I am interested in tracking my reading my responses to what I read the larger patterns in my reading and how these influence my own thinking and choices Self tracking is an even bigger thing than this book suggests So I do have a couple of reservations about this book i I wish it would cast an even larger net and include a wider range of self tracking activities including relationships learning and skills Non physical tracking activities ii There is too much emphasis on privacy and not enough on data ownership I would suggest that I should share in the ownership of any data collected about me and that anyone Google Apple my insurance company healthcare providers the government should be legally reuired to provide me my data in a machine readable format to do with what I choose