Understanding the human machine

The notion of the quantified self has been getting quite about of attention recently, particularly with mobile phone apps providing various ways of measuring the self. When searching around I came across this excellent short commentary article, ‘Understanding the human machine‘, by Deborah Lupton. It outlines the key issues relating to the quantified self, including self-tracking, the inducements of data, links to neoliberalism amongst other themes. It’s a short piece but its very comprehensive and clear in setting out the core issues.

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