Quantifying the Self

 

 

 I. For the heart, life is simple. A lecture on the means, methods, and consequences of measuring cardiovascular dynamics via pressures, flows and volumes.

“For the heart, life is simple: it beats for as long as it can. Then it stops.” – Karl Ove Knausgaard

January 24, 2018, 1:30PM, 1123 LBME

II. I sing the body electric. A lecture on our potential charged with current understandings of our electrophysiology.

“I sing the body electric, / The armies of those I love engirt me and I engirt them. / They will not let me me off till I go with them, respond to them, / And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of soul.” – Walt Whitman

February 7, 2018, 1:30PM, 1123 LBME

 III. Health lies in action. A lecture on the next generation of physiological monitoring as embodied by wearables, therables, and the quantified self.

“Health lies in action[. …] Let us ask the gods not for possessions, but for things to do.” – Will Durant

March 14, 2018, 1:30PM, 1123 LBME