Cartographies of Rest: The Spectral Envelope of Vigilance

  • J. Berson
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For Hubbub, the anthropologist Josh Berson designed a field study with the aim of integrating physiological, phenomenological and environmental measures with place and time, and of giving study participants a chance to reflect on the experience of monitoring their movements. Here, Josh outlines how treating rest as a phenomenon with a spectral envelope emerged as a natural way to emphasize the non-linear interaction of all these factors.


City Environmental data Mobile sampling Self-tracking Spectral envelope Vigilance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Berson
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  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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