STS.440 Self as Data


Class Info

Examines cases in which individuals treat their own habits, bodies, moods, and thoughts as objects of scrutiny, analysis, and intervention. Explores what shifting modes of self-tracking, self-care, and self-governance reveal about changing understandings of the self, and how they remake subjectivity. Topics range from 19th century diary writing and Benjamin Franklin's self-monitoring practices to contemporary diet techniques and the Quantified Self movement's digital data collection apps.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.440 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by N. Schüll.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, STS.440 was rated 5.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: Graduate Class Schedule site.

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