In this talk for TEDxBergen on October 4, 2014, I argue that in an increasingly quantified world, there are things we should not measure and cannot measure. I tell my story using my own personal data logs, analysing apps like baby monitors and the sex tracking app Spreadsheets, and using theories of dataism and reality.
The video of the talk is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=537mhtN0nwU
The talk is a shorter version of chapter 5 of my new book Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). You can buy the book in print at most bookstores, or download it for free as a Kindle book at Amazon or as a PDF or epub from the publisher or from my website: http://jilltxt.net/books