Oí hablar de Chris Dancy por primera vez en 2014 y su historia me dejó impresionado, anonadado, ansioso por saber más… Chris es un estadounidense que ha trabajado desde siempre en temas de software y durante mucho tiempo ha sido reconocido como “el hombre más conectado del mundo”, pronto entenderás por qué. Para muchos quizás esté bastante loco pero su inteligencia para comprender, analizar y contextualizar datos y procesos seguramente esté muy por encima de la media, y de hecho sus argumentos son bastante íntegros. September 26, 2016.
The scariness of the digital age has been the peg for a number of newsmagazine segments and docu-series, many of them not going, conceptually, much beyond “Can you believe what some people are using the Internet for these days?” “Dark Net,” an eight-part series that begins on Thursday night on Showtime, goes further, using examples of unsettling digital phenomena to ponder larger questions, like whether and how the digital age might be changing us as a species. January 20, 2016.
Showtime has greenlit a new unscripted series, which will delve into the ominous and disturbing perspective of a digitally connected world. “Dark Net” is set to premiere on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 11:00 p.m.“Dark Net” hails from Vocativ, a technology and media company that applies proprietary technology to search and monitor the deep web — the 80 percent of the internet that lies beyond the reach of regular search engines.Mati Kochavi, the founder of Vocativ, created the series, which is exec produced by Danna Rabin, Vivian Schiller and David Shadrack Smith of Part2 Pictures. November 24, 2015.
Dancy, who is more connected than anybody, has a deeper perspective. Connecting himself with APIs and sensors has made his life better. He controls it. Here’s one of his talks, which does a decent job of providing context to the complexities that comes with human and machine intelligence capabilities. June 6, 2015
We’ve stood on the moon and dived to the deepest oceans. But how well do we know ourselves? For Chris Dancy, the answer is better than most. At any time, he has between 300 and 700 sensors, devices and applications monitoring his body, his environment, and everything he does. “How do different people affect my pulse rate?” asks Dancy. “Does ambient light affect my eating choices? Today, I am connected to myself. I can compare my present with my recorded past and identify the situations and conditions I want to encourage, and those I can do without.” He has taken control of his data and his life and lost over 100lbs in the process. April 22, 2015.
"Connais-toi toi-même... par les chiffres" A Denver, Colorado, un certain Chris Dancy, ancien informaticien vanté comme l'homme le plus connecté de la planète, est affublé en permanence de quelque dix engins captant les inflexions les plus subtiles de sa vie corporelle et de son environnement. Cet obèse a perdu 40 kilos en un an en étudiant sur son ordinateur les corrélations entre ses crises de boulimie et la qualité de l'air ambiant ou sa sélection de séries télévisées. De son côté, Nicholas Felton, graphiste à Brooklyn, publie ses somptueux "rapports annuels" reliant ses tranches de vie, ses humeurs, ses données physiologiques en arborescences insoupçonnées et édifiantes. April 9, 2015.
Remember wearables? Those wristbands and glasses that were going to take over our lives? This time last year, many of us had high hopes that 2014 was (finally) going to be the year of the wearable. January 26, 2015.
As the calendar turns over to a new year, it’s useful to look back and see what the last 365 days have been all about. Looking back is always easier when you have something to look back on, and, no surprise here, self-tracking is a great help for trying to figure out how things went. That’s what makes this time of year so interesting for someone like myself. I spend a good deal of my time trying to track down real-world examples of people using personal data to explore their lives. Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes it’s hard finding people willing to expose themselves and their data. However, when late December rolls around, I perk up because this is the time for those yearly reviews. January 25, 2015.