Saturday, August 13, 2011

Crowdsourcing street art - Paste up collage in da 'burg

Wonder what the cultural anthropologists of the future would say about this wall? So many artists contributing to the story by layering onto this spot just up the street from my place.


Monday, August 01, 2011

The Power of Feedback Loops

A great article in Wired outlines well the power of Feedback Loops, something I've been focusing a lot on in recent years, especially as it relates to incremental behavior change and the Quantified Self:

A feedback loop involves four distinct stages. First comes the data: A behavior must be measured, captured, and stored. This is the evidence stage. Second, the information must be relayed to the individual, not in the raw-data form in which it was captured but in a context that makes it emotionally resonant. This is the relevance stage. But even compelling information is useless if we don’t know what to make of it, so we need a third stage: consequence. The information must illuminate one or more paths ahead. And finally, the fourth stage: action. There must be a clear moment when the individual can recalibrate a behavior, make a choice, and act. Then that action is measured, and the feedback loop can run once more, every action stimulating new behaviors that inch us closer to our goals.

Read the full article in Wired here.