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The Resource Quantified : biosensing technologies in everyday life, edited by Dawn Nafus

Quantified : biosensing technologies in everyday life, edited by Dawn Nafus

Label
Quantified : biosensing technologies in everyday life
Title
Quantified
Title remainder
biosensing technologies in everyday life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dawn Nafus
Title variation
Biosensing technologies in everyday life
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today anyone can purchase technology that can track, quantify, and measure the body and its environment. Wearable or portable sensors detect heart rates, glucose levels, steps taken, water quality, genomes, and microbiomes, and turn them into electronic data. Is this phenomenon empowering, or a new form of social control? Who volunteers to enumerate bodily experiences, and who is forced to do so? Who interprets the resulting data? How does all this affect the relationship between medical practice and self care, between scientific and lay knowledge? Quantified examines these and other issues that arise when biosensing technologies become part of everyday life. The book offers a range of perspectives, with views from the social sciences, cultural studies, journalism, industry, and the nonprofit world. The contributors consider data, personhood, and the urge to self-quantify; legal, commercial, and medical issues, including privacy, the outsourcing of medical advice, and self-tracking as a "paraclinical" practice; and technical concerns, including interoperability, sociotechnical calibration, alternative views of data, and new space for design
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
610.28/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R857.B54
LC item number
Q3 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nafus, Dawn
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  • Biosensors
  • Medical instruments and apparatus
  • Biosensing Techniques
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Confidentiality
Label
Quantified : biosensing technologies in everyday life, edited by Dawn Nafus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Do biosensors biomedicalize? : sites of negotiation in DNA-based biosensing data practices / Mette Kragh-Furbo, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, and Celia Roberts -- Data in the age of digital reproduction : reading the quantified self through Walter Benjamin / Jamie Sherman -- Biosensing : tracking persons / Sophie Day and Celia Lury -- The quantified self : reverse engineering / Gary Wolf -- Biosensing in context : health privacy in a connected world / Helen Nissenbaum and Heather Patterson -- Disruption and the political economy of self-tracking data / Mette Kragh-Furbo, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, and Celia Roberts -- Deep data : notes on the n of 1 / Dana Greenfield -- Consumer health innovation opportunities and privacy challenges : a view from the trenches / Rajiv Mehta -- Open mHealth and the problem of data interoperability / Deborah Estrin and Anna de Paula Hanika, with Dawn Nafus -- Field notes in contamination studies / Marc Bãhlen -- Data, (bio)sensing and (other- )worldly stories from the cycle routes of london / Alex Taylor -- The data citizen, the quantified self and personal genomics / Judith Gregory and Geoffrey C. Bowker
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 243 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262334556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn959977800
Label
Quantified : biosensing technologies in everyday life, edited by Dawn Nafus
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Do biosensors biomedicalize? : sites of negotiation in DNA-based biosensing data practices / Mette Kragh-Furbo, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, and Celia Roberts -- Data in the age of digital reproduction : reading the quantified self through Walter Benjamin / Jamie Sherman -- Biosensing : tracking persons / Sophie Day and Celia Lury -- The quantified self : reverse engineering / Gary Wolf -- Biosensing in context : health privacy in a connected world / Helen Nissenbaum and Heather Patterson -- Disruption and the political economy of self-tracking data / Mette Kragh-Furbo, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, and Celia Roberts -- Deep data : notes on the n of 1 / Dana Greenfield -- Consumer health innovation opportunities and privacy challenges : a view from the trenches / Rajiv Mehta -- Open mHealth and the problem of data interoperability / Deborah Estrin and Anna de Paula Hanika, with Dawn Nafus -- Field notes in contamination studies / Marc Bãhlen -- Data, (bio)sensing and (other- )worldly stories from the cycle routes of london / Alex Taylor -- The data citizen, the quantified self and personal genomics / Judith Gregory and Geoffrey C. Bowker
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 243 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262334556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn959977800

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