Box Anonymous

Jaycee Holmes, Yunho Choi

"Tell me a secret. And I will tell you one back." Box Anonymous is an interactive installation which stores someone's secret and gives someone else's secret.


This project is a collaboration project between Jaycee Holmes and Yunho Choi for the mid-term project in physical computing. We started this project with a question; what will happen when people’s secrets are shared in one space at the same time?

Once people say their secret to a microphone with pushing a red button, the secret is recognized and stored in the program we created. Next, the people can get someone else’s secret by pushing the print button. The secret they receive is randomly chosen and printed. If they are not satisfied with their secret, they also can delete and record it once again. In addition, the secrets are converted into text and accumulated visually on a screen using P5.js.


The Yami-Ichi, Internet Black Market, was brought to our attention through the ITP List Serve. We knew that this would be an awesome opportunity to present some of our work at a maker-fair, so we worked together to design an interactive project with a feasible deliverable for the user to keep at the end of the interaction.

We thought it would be fun to sell secrets. Thus, was born Box Anonymous. 

Participations and Roles

Yunho Choi – Visual Programming,  Fabrication

Jaycee Holmes – Physical Computing, Fabrication

Technical Features

Visual Programming – p5.js (for visual programming), p5.speech (for voice recognition)

Physical Computing – Arduino UNO, three push buttons with LED, a thermal printer from Adafruit, a USB Microphone


Introduction to Physical Computing ITPG-GT.2301.001, Introduction to Computational Media ITPG-GT.2233.006