Quantified Self

52' (GER)

Self-optimization starts with quantifying your own performances and habits.

Slimer, fitter, healthier - that's what many people want to be today. Some collect data about themselves and use state-of-the-art technology and apps to achieve this goal. The theory of self-optimization has started a movement known as the Quantified Self. This movement, which took root in 2007 in the USA, was created with the aim to get the most out of every aspect of one’s life, whether it be through fitness, nutrition or mental awakening. Thanks to modern technology and Apps, people can now moderate the condition of their bodies as well as their spirits and as such accomplish a level of living that has never before been reached.

In regular Meet-Ups throughout cities all over the world, supporters of the movement talk about their results and techniques and start-up companies present their newest inventions. In this documentary, we follow three “Self-Trackers” as they go about their everyday routines to witness firsthand the techniques used to optimize the self. Can it truly be done? Let us watch and see.

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  • Original Title
    Quantified Self - Das perfekte Ich
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  • Length
    52' (GER)
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  • Film by
    Johannes Maierbacher
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