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Rhythmanalysis – Short Essay

Last year I consulted on a Creative Exchange funded art project called Rhythmanalysis. The project was interested in the artistic expression of the biological rhythms of people from different work cultures based in Liverpool. In this case employee’s from Minsky’s hairdresser’s and Sony’s game testing lab. The project was exhibited at FACT Liverpool and has recently published a report about the venture. The report includes a short essay I wrote based on my involvement with the project which I’ve reprinted below.
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Media Blowout

Trying to find free time to write something is always somewhat of an uphill challenge. In the meantime here a few links about my recent meanderings, enjoy!

  • Interview in ACM XRDS Crossroads on EEG setups.
  • Podcast by LJMU OpenLabs on Physiological Computing (for the transcript click here).
  • Video presentation of my Quantified Self Europe talk – Lessons from a year of heart rate data.
  • Photo series from BodyLab a business innovation event ran in-conjunction with LJMU Openlabs.

Reflections on Quantified Self Europe

Cross posted on PhysiologicalComputing.net

Last month I attended the inaugural Quantified Self Europe conference over in Amsterdam. I was there to present a follow-up talk to one I gave back in 2010 at Quantified Self London in which I described my experiences in tracking my heart rate along with publishing it in real-time over the Internet.

The Body Blogger system as it became known, after a term Steve came up with back in 2009, was only really intended to be used to demonstrate what could be done with the BM-CS5 heart monitors we’d recently purchased. As these devices allowed wireless real-time streaming of multiple heart rate monitors to a single PC there was a number of  interaction projects we wanted to try out and using web services to manage the incoming data and provide a platform for app development seemed the best choice to realise our ideas (see here and here for other stuff we’ve used The Body Blogger engine for).
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