About

About

Hi there folks, my name is Jakob and I am an Anthropologist and professional Project Manager. I have had a passion for writing since a friend of mine sat 15 year  old me down one day and taught me how to play the guitar. Back then I thought more about impressing that special girl that I (and everyone else) liked at the time than becoming the next Jimmy Hendrix.

Eventually I started College and then University where I increasingly channeled that creative energy into social science papers and the guitar has been playing second and  eventually third fiddle in my creative life ever since. (I think my neighbors are happy about that).  In 2009 I moved to Peru where I literally being a world away from family and friends, felt the need to share a bit about my life with my loved ones back home, and that was when I got started on this blogging thing.

Since then I have started a career as project manager in computerization and digitization. I find how technology is affecting our society at its core to be both breathtaking  and a little bit scary, so its something I want to contribute to in however way I can. Times are moving fast and we might just loose our humanity along the way if we don’t stop to consider what the impacts of technology are on our society. I take great pride in doing my part in making sure that we get the best out of the tech that we implement in our lives without it becoming cumbersome.

So That is where The Measured Life lives; in the crossroads between technology, especially that used for social purposes, and cultural studies. I am also deeply interested in photography, which I happen to think is really just another way of doing ethnographic work.