Call for Abstracts for conference "Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond"

Btihaj Ajana's picture
June 8, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Health and Health Care, Philosophy, Public Health, Sociology
Dear colleagues,
I would like to invite you to submit abstracts for the conference I am organising under the title "Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond".
Date of conference: 8-9 June 2017
Venue: Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark
Confirmed keynote speakers: 
Deborah Lupton (University of Canberra, Australia) 
Rosalind Gill (City University London, UK)
More information on the theme of the conference can be found here:

We invite submissions (theoretical, empirical, visual or performative) on topics related (but not limited) to:

  • Histories and genealogies of self-tracking and quantification
  • Sociology and philosophy of wearable technologies and ubiquitous computers
  • The social life of self-tracking practices and data
  • Self-tracking and social media
  • Self-tracking and biomedia
  • Quantified Self communities
  • Quantified Self and Big Data
  • Quantified Self and healthcare
  • Quantified Self and the insurance industry
  • Quantified Self and the law
  • Quantified Self and the environment
  • Quantified Self and surveillance
  • Quantified Self at the workplace
  • Politics of metrics within academia
  • Methodological issues in researching the Quantified Self and metric culture

We are particularly interested in contributions from the fields of Media and Cultural Studies, Digital Culture, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Medical Humanities, Surveillance Studies, and other related disciplines. Participation of the Quantified Self community itself is also highly encouraged.

Deadline and contact information:

Abstracts (max. 200 words) and a short biographical note (max. 100 words) should be sent by 10 Nov 2016 to with “metric culture abstract” as the email title.

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