My Beating Blog

July 2006

Supported by Jerome Foundation

My Beating Blog is an attempt to take the journaling aspect of blogging into a surrealistic future, in which the blog author literally and metaphorically bares his heart. The artist-blogger wears a GPS-enabled Heart-rate monitor throughout parts of the day, then blogs the data along with matching personal experiences, events, and musings. For three weeks, the site will blog a series of posts contextualizing heart-rate visualizations, GPS-maps, and personal journal entries. Online users are given a rare entrance into personal medical-grade statistics, stalker-level location tracking, and the private thoughts of the blogger. Inevitably, issues regarding privacy, exhibitionism, and voyeurism playfully emerge as the blogosphere is infused with biofeedback and location technology. Rather then play into a dystopian or Orwellian future, blogs and biofeedback are given a poetic license, reframing our awareness of our own and each others’ beating hearts.