The Quantified Self is self knowledge through self tracking. Measuring how your everyday activities and experiences can help improve your quality of life. A creative way of monitoring your behavour.
Benjamin Franklin quoted after working on Quantified Self
“I was surprised to find myself so much fuller of faults than I had imagined, but I had the satisfaction of seeing them diminish”
The only difference between his day and ours is technology and the way information can be processed and gathered, recorded on many electronically devices. Artists such as Francois-Joseph Lapointe have documented Quantified Self creatively.
Titled – Microbial Selfie
Documenting the two various families of Bacteria. One being her Gut Micro-biome and the other oral. Both are colour coded in the image above which helps people to read the image easily.
Gut – Red