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#en4709 week 2.5: projects in lifelogging and lifecasting

Take Pepy’s Diary (a humanist document if ever there was one, now online, mapped, annotated by crowdsource) not too much further and we get to lifelogging. Process and publish the life logged data and we get to lifecasting. Go all French and panopticonic and you get sousveillance.

To some extent, we’re already there. Tweets, emails, Skype calls, SMS messages, cameras and GPS in smart phones, playlists… We can record what we say and see, where we go and who we talk to. Smartphone apps can record heart rate and breathing, weight, and running pace and distance. We also have increasing access to public information: weather, traffic, news. More and more apps are coming out that scrape both personal and public files we have access to and collate and display results. Life logging looks at ways of aggregating the data we record, and for things to do with that data that will create insight into living, self, society.

It’s not much further and lifecasting takes us to Wunderkammer.

Connections with DH

  • rhetoric: life logging is kairos all the way down
  • history, biography, biographical criticism, philosophy, social history, social geography
  • new ways of collecting what it typically considered qualitative data
  • new ways of working with ditto
  • new working methods: graphs, maps, charts, timelines
  • projects …
  • To what extent can we make a life, a day, an event, a self, a work of art?


Lifecasting Projects

bookmarks for September 8th, 2012

  • Tooling Up for Digital Humanities – "The Tooling Up workshop series offers an introduction to fundamental concepts, methods, and issues within the field of digital humanities. It is appropriate for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members, but is aimed primarily at humanities scholars with minimal exposure to digital methodology and a curiosity to learn more about the digital humanities." – (DH workshop DIT tools courses )
  • My Life Bits – Gemmell et al – MyLifeBits is a project to fulfill the Memex vision first posited by Vannevar Bush in 1945. It is a system for storing all of one’s digital media, including documents, images, sounds, and videos. It is built on four principles: (1) collections and search must replace hierarchy for organization (2) many visualizations should be supported (3) annotations are critical to non-text media and must be made easy, and (4) authoring should be via transclusion. – (lifelogging lifecasting DH )

bookmarks for April 25th, 2012 through May 7th, 2012

bookmarks for May 6th, 2011 through May 9th, 2011

From the pad

I’m well satisfied with the iPad two weeks in. No, I can’t do everything I can with a laptop (but I can do everything I would do with a netbook), and getting files on and off the thing can be tricky (although I’m developing work habits to adjust for that), and I find having to switch apps slows me down and adds some cognitive burden (although I can lean back in my chair and relax as I work). Given all that, I still find the little machine motivating. I want to use it (even if getting pics onto it takes some planning), to find things to do with it (like this blog post – even given that blogging apps aren’t really up to speed yet).

Using it makes me acutely aware how much the desktop and then the laptop have shaped my work patterns and what I expect to be able to do (take and embed images and links into my texts) and where (anywhere, not just at a desk).

Which is to say I’m waiting (as are many) for the iPad to catch up to the netbook and then the laptop. Won’t be long. Meanwhile we can play.

[I lost the link to the image above. I’m looking for it and will add it when I find it.]

Location:County Road 22,Bemidji,United States

bookmarks for April 28th, 2010 through May 1st, 2010

bookmarks for February 17th, 2010 through February 18th, 2010