In the lead up to our launch we're sharing an interview from our most recent issue with inventor of the Anxiety Box: Paul Ford. A writer, blogger, editor, programmer, and businessman, Paul created the Anxiety Box as a characteristically witty response to the serious condition from which he suffers. Anxiety Box is a spam bot that emails the individual about their worries. Transferring the uncontrollable nature of anxiety to an electronic cipher, it literally turns anxious thoughts into spam. You sign up, giving details about what worries you, and Anxiety Box “will take over and send you anxious, urgent, deeply upsetting emails. Delete the email and POOF! the anxiety goes away.” Inspired by Paul's invention, we've created our own anonymous submission box for you to dispose of your anxieties in. These can be anything and everything: a word, an anxious dream, a paranoia, a thought that keeps you awake at night ... We encourage you to post your anxieties to us in physical format as well; writing them on whatever material you have on hand and sending them too 39 Hillmarton Road, London, N7 9JD. Every anxiety we receive will be reincarnated at our launch as part of a physical anxiety box, which will be open all night for guests to absolve themselves of any more worries and anxieties weighing them down. If you haven't already, get your tickets to the launch here.
Read the interview here