“What happens when we start thinking of ourselves as walking, breathing, calorie-consuming piles of data? We asked hundreds of people to weigh in (figuratively speaking).”

Listen to WNYC’s 30 minute podcast and explore potential benefits and downsides of the quantified life. With an appearance from Paul Ford exploring how app building and use helped and hindered his lifestyle choices. How useful might it be for us think of ourselves as ‘piles of data’ controlled by an app? Will this help or hinder a still mind? We have explored the potential contradictions in seeking stillness via apps, this is another way into thinking about these issues. The bigger picture is the giving over of agency and control to technology and the impact to our well being.

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