The Human Memome Project @ Quantified Self Europe 2013
The Quantified Self Europe 2013 conference was an excellent community and platform to discuss self-tracking, citizen science, crowd sourcing and ways we can understand ourselves, our health and others.
Stuart Calimport, Co-founder of The Human Memome Project spoke about his own personal self-tracking experiments that both led to the creation of The Human Memome project, and are a more extensive version of the meme and health surveys in the current crowdsourcing project ‘1000 Memomes’.
The major points were:
1) The potential for combining health and language data to make informed lifestyle decisions for longevity
2) Discussion of how best to utilise social and health data to make a difference in people’s lives through participation, personal experimentation, tools and services
3) The initial successes of The Human Memome Project (varied demographics, many participants) and some preliminary analyse of health and text-data (showing how word frequencies can be linked to health)
The slide deck for the presentation can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/stuartcalimport/memomics-and-memelongevity-interactions
Full blog article can be found here:http://thehumanmemomeproject.tumblr.com/post/54714202582/the-human-memome-project-quantified-self-europe-2013