Resources and Readings


Bietz MJ, Hayes GR, Morris ME, et al. (2016) Creating Meaning in a World of Quantified Selves. IEEE Pervasive Computing 15(2): 82–85. 

Lupton, Deborah. (2016). The quantified self. John Wiley & Sons.

Schüll, N. D. (2016). Data for life: Wearable technology and the design of self-care. BioSocieties11(3), 317-333.

Rose, N. (2001). The politics of life itself. Theory, culture & society18(6), 1-30.

Sherman (2015). How Theory Matters: Benjamin, Foucault, and Quantified Self—Oh My! EPIC Blog

Emotional Biosensing & Affective Computing

Boehner, K., DePaula, R., Dourish, P., & Sengers, P. (2007). How emotion is made and measured. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies65(4), 275-291.

Rafael Calvo, Sidney D’Mello, Jonathan Gratch, and Arvid Kappas (eds.). 2015. The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing. Oxford University Press. Retrieved May 18, 2016 from

Javier Hernandez, Rob R. Morris, and Rosalind W. Picard. 2011. Call Center Stress Recognition with Person-specific Models. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Springer-Verlag, 125–134. Retrieved January 12, 2016 from

Akane Sano and Rosalind W. Picard. 2013. Stress Recognition Using Wearable Sensors and Mobile Phones. Proceedings of the 2013 Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII’13), IEEE, 671–676.

Eric Shouse. 2005. Feeling, Emotion, Affect. M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture 8, 6. Retrieved December 17, 2016 from

Erving Goffman. 1959. The presentation of self in everyday life. Anchor Books, New York.

Social Biosensing

Petr Slovák, Joris Janssen, and Geraldine Fitzpatrick. 2012. Understanding Heart Rate Sharing: Towards Unpacking Physiosocial Space. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 859–868.

Petr Slovák, Paul Tennent, Stuart Reeves, and Geraldine Fitzpatrick. 2014. Exploring skin conductance synchronisation in everyday interactions. Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational (NordiCHI’14), ACM Press, 511–520.

Jaime Snyder, Mark Matthews, Jacqueline Chien, Pamara F. Chang, Emily Sun, Saeed Abdullah, and Geri Gay. 2015. MoodLight: Exploring Personal and Social Implications of Ambient Display of Biosensor Data. Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW’15), ACM Press, 143–153. 

Lucian Leahu and Phoebe Sengers. 2014. Freaky: performing hybrid human-machine emotion. Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS’14), ACM Press, 607–616. 

Biosensing and Art

(dance with biosensing) John MacCallum and Teoma Naccarato. 2015. The impossibility of control: real-time negotiations with the heart. In Proceedings of the Conference on Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA ’15). BCS Learning & Development Ltd., Swindon, UK, 184-191. DOI:

(Dance/phenomenology/technology) Kozel, S. (2007). Closer: performance, technologies, phenomenology. MIT Press,.

IOT Manifesto. (

Ethical Concerns

Hansen, Christian BJ. “When brain computer interfaces move from research to commercial use.” ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 45.3 (2016): 356-360. URL:


Examples of Biosensing Technologies

Apple Watch. Retrieved January 12, 2016 from

Spire. Spire. Retrieved May 24, 2016 from

Feel. Retrieved January 12, 2016 from

OMbra. OMsignal. Retrieved September 14, 2016 from

PoloTech Shirt by Ralph Lauren. Retrieved September 14, 2016 from

Athos. Retrieved September 14, 2016 from

Empatica E4. Retrieved from

Microsoft Band 2. Retrieved January 11, 2016 from

Jawbone UP3. Retrieved January 11, 2016 from


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