Keynotes from QSEU14

I mentioned the keynote speakers in my blog post about the Quantified Self Europe 2014 review. The videos are now available with transcripts on the QS site.

The Weight of Things Lost by Kaiton Williams


How do we incorporate the perspectives of the many who can’t participate here, are overlooked and marginalized, but whose lives will eventually be affected by practices that spiral out from ours?

Such a great quote and excellent to hear Kaiton talk about this in detail.

Quantified Self Europe 2014

Leaning Into Grief, by Dana Greenfield

Wondering how to hold tight to her memory, I would spend time in her basement office, meditating over her huge collection of books, files, multiple white boards and notebooks and calendars, awards, and gifts from patients. I thought–there must be a way to capture it all. she had already left such a profound footprint in the world—between her websites and students and patients. How could we make it last a bit longer?

Even yesterday at the Quantified Self Manchester meetup, there was some discussion about how uncomfortable Dana’s talk was to watch due to the subject matter.

I thought it was incredible and very telling that even now it divides people.

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