mfurbo has written 4 posts for Living Data Research Group

Guest seminar with Dawn Nafus, Lancaster University 15th Oct. 2015

All welcome! Getting Out of the Clouds: What the Quantified Self Community and Anthropologists have in Common  Dawn Nafus, Intel Labs   Thursday 15th October 2015, 3.30 – 5.00pm Location: County South D72, Lancaster University This talk will examine practices of enumeration within the Quantified Self (QS) community. Quantified Self is a group of people who … Continue reading

23andMe in Oxford

Thursday this week (April 16th), I attended a public meeting in Oxford hosted by Prof Peter Donnelly, Director of Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. He had invited 23andMe’s CEO Anne Wojcicki for a talk about personal genomics. The “town hall” style meeting took place at the Sheldonian Theatre, a historic grade 1 listed building … Continue reading

Biosensors in Everyday workshop January 15, 2015

Thursday January 15, 2015 10am to 4pm INFOLAB C60B/C, Lancaster University How can sociology and science and technology studies (STS) help us understand the use of biosensors to track everyday bodily experiences such as heart rate, ovulation, glucose levels and blood pressure? How have these devices become part of our everyday lives?   This interactive … Continue reading

What is care.data about?

Monday evening (April 28th 2014), I attended a public meeting held at Lancaster Town Hall on government proposals to allow wider access to patients’ GP medical records – the scheme called “care.data”. The meeting was organized by Richard Tutton, Mairi Levitt, Garrath Williams and Maggie Mort from Lancaster University and sought to create space for … Continue reading