Digital self-tracking and Lifelogging - between disruptive technology and cultural transformation

  • Stefan Selke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Stefan Selke
    Pages 1-21
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Lars Gertenbach, Sarah Mönkeberg
      Pages 25-42
    3. Peter Schulz
      Pages 43-59
    4. Peter Biniok, Ines Hülsmann
      Pages 81-108
  4. Experiences—Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Hélène Bourdeloie, Martin Julier-Costes
      Pages 129-149
    3. Nina Kresova-Iordanishvili, George Tarkhan-Mouravi
      Pages 151-177
  5. Quantification—Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Lisa Wiedemann
      Pages 207-212
    3. Manuel Dietrich, Kristof van Laerhoven
      Pages 213-233
    4. Simon Schaupp
      Pages 249-266
    5. Corinna Schmechel
      Pages 267-281
  6. Risks—Visions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-376

About this book


The following anthology delivers sound analysis to the theoretical classification of the current societal phenomenon - between innovative, world changing and yet disruptive technology, as well as societal and cultural transformation.

Lifelogging, digital self-tracking and the real-time chronicling of man’s lifetime, is not only a relevant societal topic in the world of research and academic science these days, but can also be found in literature, cultural pages of the written press and the theatre. The spectrum of Lifelogging ranges from sleep, mood, sex and work logging to Thing and Deathlogging. This leads to several questions: How does one live in a data society? Is “measured” man automatically also “better” man? And if so, what is the cost? Do new categories of reality or principles of social classification develop as a result of Lifelogging? How does the “social view” on things change? The authors in this anthology provide insightful answers to these pressing questions.


Classification and fundamentals • Fields of application and case studies • Quantified forms of knowledge and societal consequences

Target Groups

Cultural and social scientists • Media scientists • Journalists


Dr. Stefan Selke is a professor for the field of studies “societal transformation” at the Furtwangen University (HFU), vice dean of the faculty for “Health, Safety, Society” as well as research professor for “Transformation Processes in Society”.


Lifelogging Self-Tracking Lifelogging Technologies Social Media Social Networks Quantified Self Enhancement

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Selke
    • 1
  1. 1.Hochschule Furtwangen UniversityFurtwangenGermany

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