Interview article with Ny Tid

By:Steffen Moestrup (Ny Tid)

June 2016

Btihaj Ajana gave an interview about the Quantified Self for the article ‘Selvmonitorering: Kjenn deg selv gjennom tallene dine’ for the Norwegian monthly newspaperNy Tid.

The full interview-based article can be accessedhere

(in Danish)

Report on the AIAS Workshop: “The Quantified Self and The Rise of Self-Tracking Culture”

By:Rachael Kent (King's College London)

June 2016

The Quantified Self and the Rise of Self-tracking Cultureworkshop was a one-day event organized by Btihaj Ajana at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies on 15 June 2016. The purpose of this workshop was to bring together scholars in the fields of self-tracking and the quantified self, surveillance and privacy, and data and social networks, to critically reflect on the impact of these practices upon everyday users. The event examined the ways in which self-tracking devices, platforms and associated practices are transforming how we understand our bodies, our health, and our human capacities through our relation to and acquisition of data. By addressing relevant philosophical, political, social, economic and cultural questions, the workshop sought to interrogate and challenge some of the assumptions and discourses relating to the Quantified Self movement and its motto, ‘Self Knowledge through Numbers’.