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21st Century Confession Booth


21st Century Confession Booth is a service for anyone to anonymously unload the burden of a sin or secret.
Confessions could be dropped off by entering them on the web at confessionbot.com, by calling 718-406-0483, or by finding one of our public confession microphones. Messages were anonymously transcribed and posted to our Confession Booth account on Twitter.

Behind the scenes, the phone system is using quicktate.com’s API to transcribe speech to text and a custom PHP script to deliver the confession to Twitter.

  • Who do you have a crush on?
  • Did you lie today?
  • Who do you secretly hate?
  • How much was your last tip?
  • What’s the dirtiest thing you’ve ever done?
  • Do you secretly like KFC?
  • Do you pick your nose with your gf’s tweezers?
  • What sites you visit when you are home alone?
  • Did you really miss the train? Really?
  • Did you finish your room mates’s milk, again?
  • Are you really taking the pill?
  • Did you change your unddies today?
  • What instructor would you have an affair with?

Specially interesting the way the trascription is made, it gives a poetic flavor to possibly boring confessions.

Partner: Che-Wei Wang.