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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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