HTNM Natasha Schüll Video Now Online

05 Feb, 2018

HTNM Natasha Schüll Video Now Online

Natasha Schüll, cultural anthropologist at NYU and UC Berkeley alum, discussed how self-tracking devices have affected everyday lives. Drawing from her new book, Keeping Track: Sensor Tehnology, Self-Regulation, and the Data-Driven Life, she touches on how wearable sensor technology may be changing the human consciousness through mood-regulating apps.

From apps that track how many steps a person has taken to how much water they've drunk, Schüll questions the ethics of outsourcing self-knowledge and the ways in which these devices could be better mediated and improved.

Watch the video below.