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Pop Up Confessional is a mobile automated confessional booth that traveled to three different locations in New York City in May 2016. It was at Central Park and Flatiron Plaza in Manhattan and Willoughby Plaza in Brooklyn. The confessional encourages people to talk about the hidden and unseen aspects of their lives. The ‘priest’ in this case is an artificially intelligent entity called the 'Conversational Companion' or 'CoCo' for short. The confessions allows the AI program to build upon its conversational capabilities thereby becoming a better conversationalist. Confessions that fit the directorial vision of Third Party Films will be edited together for an HBO pilot. Participants booked their time slots for confessions online, but there was also a lot of interest from the general public, as several people walked up to the booth and volunteered to take part in this intriguing social experiment.

The confessional is a brain child of Third Party Films and funded by HBO. The project was fabricated and engineered by Dash 7 Design.

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