Hacking Life

Millions of people now wear devices to track their daily movements and to analyze and improve their health. But some people take this idea of self-improvement through data a giant, and perhaps troubling, step further. Can you reduce your sleep to two hours, live longer through strange diets, or optimize your work or leisure time down to the minute, or is this just a disturbing cultural fad? Our guest on this episode is Joseph Reagle, an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, who just published the book, Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontents.

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