Chris Elsden, Mark Selby, Abigail Durrant, Dave Kirk
The Radiohead lyrics shown in Figure 1, from the band's 1997 release, convey goal-driven slogans in a veiled critique of a bland and overregulated modern life. Read again in the era of a quantifed self (QS), smart watches, and the Internet of Things, they provoke reflection on the heart and soul of an increasingly "data-driven life" . Insights There is understandably great excitement about the promises of these technologies, from patient-led revolutions in healthcare to citizen science. However, the use cases for personal informatics often seem narrow—a whiff of solutionism, grounded in assumptions about model citizens looking to…
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