The Falsified Self: Complexities in Personal Data Collection

  title={The Falsified Self: Complexities in Personal Data Collection},
  author={Alessandro Marcengo and Amon Rapp and Federica Cena and Marina Geymonat},
Personal Informatics systems collect personal information in order to trigger self-reflection and improve self-knowledge. Users can now choose among different wearable devices for collecting these data according to their needs and desires. These tools exploit not only different shapes and physical forms, but also diverse technologies and algorithms, which may impact the effectiveness of data gathering. In this paper we explored whether there are significant differences in their reported… CONTINUE READING
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