Storybooth updates include sound visualizations + discovery tools for deeper connections

About the Project

“It is in times of extremity that we long to find words or hear another human voice letting us know we are not alone.”  - Collins K, Furman R, Langer C.

Storybooth is a story recording booth developed by Dashboard with Studio Studio in 2017. Designed to mimic a 1950s phone booth, passersby are invited to enter the booth, pick up the phone and share stories about their lives -- past, present and future. The vast and diverse collection offers intimate viewpoints as participants reflect personal growth, internal wrestling with personal identity and America’s identity, ultimately sharing what may be felt as universal truths. The online archive is free to access and features 300+ stories from people around the globe. 

Since the end of 2019, we have begun conceptualizing updates to Storybooth.us with the goal to reach broader audiences and at greater depths. We have plans to include an online recording capability as well as sound visualizations that give each story its own visual fingerprint, plus a deeper way for users to discover connections among stories. 

Plans to reveal the new improvements are slated for September 2020. Please check out the archive for more!


Storybooth Selects:

“Working on roads...milking cows...” - John https://storybooth.us/kress/20180412194208 

“by the riverfront I saw the little sign...”- Israel https://storybooth.us/kress/2019073113192

“again and again and again...”- Jackson https://storybooth.us/kress/2019072517595

“from hatred to hope...”
- Cade https://storybooth.us/kress/20190822212102


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