a week of earworms looks at the melodies that I had stuck in my head from October 18th, 2020 to October 24th 2020. I recorded the name of the first melody that came to mind, three times a day, and if they repeated I counted it as an earworm. At the end of the week I transcribed the melodies.
With this project I was interested in understanding more about the role of earworms in my experience with OCD.
This project involves audio, using Tone.js and p5.Sound, used to play sound files synced to a MIDI file. The earworm data was collected by hand and my listening history was collected using LastFM.