Self knowledge through numbers.


Quantified Self Labs


Quantified Self


Building User Community
Design Strategy

Steven Dean is the founder of the New York Quantified Self group founded in 2009 with over 2,500 members in 2016. The NY meetup is modeled on the Bay Area Quantified Self group started in 2008 by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly. This is a regular show and tell for people who take advantage of various personal informatics to gain more knowledge about themselves, others and the world around them. 

The mission of Quantified Self is to support new discoveries about ourselves and our communities that are grounded in accurate observation and enlivened by a spirit of friendship.

Show&Tell Talks

As of 2016, we've had over 125 Show&Tell talks. These talks are available on Vimeo and our standard format for the talks follow a basic set of heuristics:

  • What did you do?
  • How did you do it?
  • What did you learn?

Two our favorite talks are below. 

Roger Craig presents a web interface for quantifying initial and later conditions in learning a body of knowledge for a tv quiz show. Presented on August 24, 2011 at the NY Quantified Self Show&Tell #13 at NYU ITP.

Artist Laurie Frick presents on daily activity charts and sleep charts translated to art on March 9, 2011 at the NY Quantified Self Show&Tell #11 at Parsons The New School for Design.