Life transition seen through music listening

May 19, 2016

Quantified Selfie is a project to find narratives in an individual’s personal dataset. It’s not about optimization or self-improvement. It’s about facets of the everyday, which is my favorite kind of personal data collection. In the most recent addition, peek into a woman’s rocky move from San Francisco to New York, through the lens of her music listening habits over a year. [via Waxy]

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Dot Plot

A generalized form of the scatter plot, the dots can be placed in various coordinate systems.

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