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[Thesis] The Quest for Happiness in Self-Tracking Mobile Technology

[Thesis] The Quest for Happiness in Self-Tracking Mobile Technology

Abstract The practice of self-tracking became more accessible to the general public in recent years through the widespread use of connected portable devices (in particular smartphones), improved human biometric sensors, platforms and services specifically designed for monitoring purposes, and...
Visualizing individual measures of emotion

Visualizing individual measures of emotion

Personal monitoring is becoming increasingly present in many of our daily routines as a conscious and voluntary choice. If you are an outdoor fitness enthusiastic, then you are probably aware of how many miles you ran last month and...
The Quantified Self & Big Data: causing a new turn in science?

The Quantified Self & Big Data: causing a new turn in science?

How much time do you spend on Facebook? How many of your friends are living in Amsterdam? What is the best time to wake up in the morning? These questions are hard to answer and can take a lot...

Users become producers at Urban Screens 2011: Screening the city

New media, urban culture, personal data and creative ideas: it all came together at the Urban Screens 2011 event last December in Amsterdam. This years subject was ‘Screening the city’, which focused on how cities can be brought to...