Wired's Gary Wolf & Kevin Kelly talk about the "Quantified Self", or the behavior of using mobile apps and gadgets to track and analyze all aspects of a person's life.
Cofounder, Quantified Self; Senior Maverick, WIRED
Cofounder, Quantified Self; Contributing Editor, WIRED
in conversation with THOMAS GOETZ
Thomas Goetz is executive editor of WIRED magazine and author of the book The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine. Since Goetz joined WIRED in 2001, the magazine has been nominated for 18 National Magazine awards and has won nine times, including the top award for General Excellence three times. His cover stories at WIRED have been selected for both the Best American Science Writing and the Best Technology Writing anthologies. Before joining WIRED, Goetz held posts at the Village Voice, then at the Wall Street Journal, and The Industry Standard.
Kevin Kelly cofounded WIRED in 1993 and served as executive editor of the magazine from its inception until 1999. He currently holds the unique title of senior maverick. Kelly’s most recent book is What Technology Wants (2010), about long-term trends in what he calls the technium. He is also editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. From 1984 to 1990, Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He cofounded the Quantified Self movement and the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and he helped launch the pioneering online service the WELL in 1985. He is the author of the best-selling book New Rules for the New Economy and the classic 1994 work on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control.
Gary Wolf cofounded the Quantified Self, a global collaboration among users and makers of self-tracking tools exploring “self-knowledge through numbers.” The subject of news coverage in The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, and many other media outlets, Quantified Self is a touchstone for new ideas in health, sensing, and wearable and ubiquitous computing. Wolf is a widely published journalist and a contributing editor at WIRED. His work has appeared in The Best American Science Writing and The Best American Science and Nature Writing. He has been a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, and in 2010 he was awarded the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism prize. He is the author of two books, Dumb Money: Adventures of a Day Trader (with Joey Anuff) and Wired: A Romance.