Although there is ample literature on the quantified self, considerably less attention is given to how our relation with the other is being shaped by self-tracking technologies that allow data sharing (e.g. wearables or apps such as Strava or RunKeeper). This paper seeks to fill this gap by providing a conceptual framework for discussing ‘technologies of the self and other’, by showing that, in most cases, self-tracking also involves other-tracking. We elaborate on two cases and practical domains to illustrate and discuss this mutual process: first, the quantified workplace and, second, quantification by health apps and wearables in a non-clinical and self-initiated context. We argue that these shapings are never (morally) neutral and have ethical implications.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||ETHICOMP 2018 - Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJAIT) and SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities Tricity, Sopot, Poland|
Duration: 24 Sep 2018 → 26 Sep 2018
|Period||24/09/18 → 26/09/18|