Updated March 12, 2013
One of the great storylines at this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival is the rapid push from Big Data to My Data – or the mainstreaming of the Quantified Self movement that has succeeded in bringing data analysis and wearable technology into our daily lives. I found it telling that two of the festival’s kick-off events Friday evening — “The New Nature vs. Nurture: Big Data & Identity” and “Quantified Year: 365 Days of Tracking Everything” — focused exclusively on this technological shift. I found it even more telling that the latter presentation, organized and hosted by Leslie Ziegler, concluded not with an answer but a broader existential question — about how people will actually use this surge in documented personal information.
Across numerous panels last weekend – and sure to be continued on Quantified panels tomorrow, which are addressing…
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