Hacking H(app)iness - Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.
Sensors in your smartphone can measure your location, physical activity, stress levels, and dozens of other attributes that serve as a proxy for emotions. While marketers are using this data to analyze consumer behavior, other organizations track people’s lives to understand what brings them intrinsic happiness and optimized wellbeing.
Focusing on themes of personal data and identity, Hacking H(app)iness explores the intersection of emerging media, positive psychology and economic "happiness indicators” as a call for people to take the measure of their lives based on worth versus wealth.
John C. Havens is a contributing writer for Mashable and The Guardian and is Founder of the H(app)athon Project (www.happathon.com), a non-profit utilizing mobile sensors and happiness indicator metrics to help match people to volunteer opportunities and increase their wellbeing.
The H(app)athon Project
I'm the Founder of the H(app)athon Project, contributing writer for Mashable, author, and consultant.