Ecology of Worries is an animation of variously evolved critters that are driven to speak by machine learning algorithms trained on actual human worries recorded via this website. The project asks the question of whether we should teach a machine to worry for us. The animated characters are also representations of our collective worries, given life and evolved through evolving algorithms. Worries Bash is a participatory installation consisting of recorded worries collected from hundreds of people and presented as part of a continuous audio portrait emanating from fragile papier-mâché sculptures. Infinite Worries Bash lives online and invites user participation.
Thank you for sharing your worries! Caitlin & Misha