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Tikker Watch and the Design Museum in London

Note:  The following is an excerpt from a compilation book published by Phaidon called 'Fear and Love' which is on display at the new Design Museum in London. The excerpt was taken from the piece written by Susan Elizabeth Ryan to whom Tikker contributed the photo of the Tikker watch.     Quantified Self vs. ‘No-self’             The wearable technologies (WT) industry has leveraged itself on our intense fixation with ourselves as bundles of flesh and functions that are increasingly monitored and measured, a movement termed the ‘Quantified Self’ by Gary Wolf in 2007.  The proliferation of health-monitoring devices drives expectations for WT. In 2013, Forbes predicted that 2014 would be the “Year of the Wearable”,...

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Wellness

Definition of Wellness Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. "...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."- The World Health Organization "a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential."- The National Wellness Institute. Why Wellness Matters Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness matters. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an...

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