Critical Thinking with “The Quantified Self Film”



I would say this is a creepy film that criticizes a data-obsessed life in line with a rise of Quantified Self, or self-tracking, or self-surveillance which posits a sort of truth in numbers and technology.

I have been fascinated by wearable devices like Fitbit, and I’m focusing on studying data visualization. So, I have been into the rising culture of “Quantified Self.” But what if it turns out it is a scary thought to measure our everyday life by numbers?





Author: Jiyeon Kang (Jenny)

MFA Student of Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design

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