Apple Watch and the Quantified Self

Crossposted at The Infernal Machine. Today Apple unveiled its latest technological creation, the Apple Watch, a wearable computer that tracks not only time but your every step, heartbeat, and calorie. With their latest product, Apple contributes to the growing availability of devices and apps that track and record our activities and biostatistics such as Fitbit, Basis, and My […]

Managed Selves

As I’ve been stumbling around looking for a dissertation topic in the past few weeks, I came across a quote attributed Peter Drucker, a management consultant and professor.  He is credited with coining this phrase: “What Gets Measured Gets Managed.” I suppose from a management perspective this might be a good thing.  It implies that […]

Sailing Through This Game Called Life

Last week, the sports world was abuzz with what some were calling “ an almost unimaginable comeback” (see here).   In the eleventh hour, the American sailing team managed to overcome an 7 point deficit, winning 8 straight races, to win the America’s Cup and thwarting the New Zealand team by a narrow margin.    Now, I […]

Minimalist vs. Materialist

When I graduated from college, I decided that I shouldn’t need more than what I could fit inside my 2-door hatchback. This was mostly possible because I was about to join the Peace Corps and most of my furniture was hand-me-downs. Now that I am an adult I know that it is nice to have […]