To better understand how I consume and affect the world around me, I recorded everything I thought was relevent for 30 days. I kept a small notebook on me at all times, and recorded interesting things that happened on my phone. I spent the time reflecting and engaging with the world around me, not just recording and ignoring with headphones on. I made an extra effort to connect with the people around me, and introduced myself awkwardly to as many people as I could. I kept everything in my notebook then transcribed it into blog format here https://www.tumblr.com/blog/tedstead.
The graphics I created from the data are shown below, and beneath that are some photos of the things that are were left in the area around my apartment. I recorded everything then put it into a spreadsheet.