09 September 2015
Do you count? For his latest project, London based photographer Travis Hodges explores the world of personal data tracking, uncovering the lives of those who are ‘self-tracking for self-improvement’.
Once the preserve of researchers and technology junkies, self-tracking is rapidly evolving into a mainstream trend as people are able to use smartphones and wearable sensors to record an expanding range of data and make use of its analysis.
Many of the commonly tracked metrics relate to health and self-improvement, but almost anything can be tracked; sleep, exercise, mood, weight, the list is almost endless as are the individual motivations for tracking. This project looks at the stories of the people who self track, the data they collect and their motivations for doing so.
Represented by Institute Artists the project has been published widely including in The British Journal of Photography, The Independent and Bloomberg. It has been exhibited as part of the interdisciplinary show ‘Lifelogging’ at The Science Gallery Dublin, will be shown in The Noorderlicht photo festival and has received a Magenta Flash Forward award.
Employing a very matter-of-fact aesthetic and keen eye for detail, Hodges has produced a revealing series of pictures exploring the increasingly popular phenomenon of personal bodily awareness and self-quantification in intimate detail.
The Quantified Self exhibition will be hosted by theprintspace, at their Gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL..
For further details please visit the ‘Quantified Self’ project page at Travis Hodges website: travishodges.co.uk/thequantifiedself
Open to the public from 4th to 16th September 9.00am to 7.00pm on weekdays: