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Boston QS #9 :: Introducing The Self-Experimenters Club

Hi there, Boston Quantified Self!

We'll have our first meeting of the year next week, at NuVu Studios ( in Central Square in Cambridge. I'm currently leading a two week design studio there for high schoolers, who are doing different QS style experiments over the next two weeks.

The meetup itself will be something of an original format for us. We'll have 30 - 45 minutes of talks, including a story of one member's process in self-experimentation that led to healing a long-standing injury, and hopefully a demonstration of a neurofeedback process.

We'll then break out into an informal session that I'm calling The Self-Experimenters Club. One of the things I would love to see our meetups do is seed more experimentation. This will be an informal session designed to get people brainstorming ideas and matched up along interests.

Towards this end -- if you would like to bring a poster or live demonstration of a platform or QS style project you are working on, please do! And if you have a project you would like to get going, drop me a line now or at the event, and I will let others in the group know about what interests are latent.

The students from NuVu will also be presenting posters of their own work during the latter half of the meetup. They've been exploring topics from trying to make polyphasic work with Zeos to measuring social interaction in costumes ranging from Cosmo-magaazine-attractive to wheelchair-bound. Their enthusiasm for self-experimentation is what inspired the idea of doing a session devoted to getting people experimenting, and I hope it rubs off on us.

So, the short picture is ::

Talks from 7 - 7:45

Self-experimentation Club from 7:45 - 8:30 (and on.)

Hope to see you there!


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  • Alan B.

    Lots of interesting people, good demonstrations, good questions, good facility.

    January 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well organized and interesting talks. I like the format idea of breaking out into smaller groups. It's a good way to find out what people are doing.

    January 25, 2012

  • Gerard

    I think this is excellent - understandably it's still forming up - but maybe it should always be reinventing. Mr. Nagle did an super job of making it inclusive & informative.

    January 25, 2012

  • Tom M.

    It was great to see a fusion (or an attempted fusion) of young creativity and QSelfers. Hopefully more and more of this spreads the word and sparks behavioral change/engagement.

    January 25, 2012

  • Gregory K.

    Very cool meeting. The brain scanning demo was extremely interesting

    January 25, 2012

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