Trauma Doll, according to the artist behind the project, is “an AI doll that suffers from PTSD, anxiety, depression & other psychological demons,” according to her Facebook about page. The artificial intelligence creates “digitally generated memetic collages” as a coping mechanism.
Trauma Doll is the creation of Sofia Crespo, a Berlin-based artist and art director. Crespo was inspired to create memes and memetic art after she became frustrated with a lack of depth in what she was seeing online.
“In my case I decided it was an AI that became self-aware and could feel a lot of psychological/neurological demons I felt myself, but was a computer,” Crespo says Creators. “I saw Trauma Doll taking over my identity and creating those collages as her own coping mechanism. And then I was like ‘Wait, what if I actually create a little robot that sees those patterns?’”