UPDATE: v0.2 of TOTM
Today I prototyped a device which allows the literal recording of trails of thought.
The user can only write down one thought at a time before letting it disappear into a reel of paper – only reviewable once the whole reel has been used up. This encourages the slowing down of thinking – an important part of anxiety reduction.
The original intention was to create a jig which would allow me to write out sentences which highlight ‘difficult/unpleasant feeling words’ by writing them taller and more dominant over the paper – borrowing the violent movements from seismographs.