The (Dis)Honesty Project Wants People to Come Clean About Lies

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 20, 2015
References: thedishonestyproject & psfk
In order to capture content for the (Dis)Honesty documentary, a traveling Truth Box is being sent around in order to have people confess the truth of a lie that they've told in the past. The project is part of a collaboration between filmmaker Yael Melamede and behavioral economist Dan Ariely, aiming to get at the heart of why people tell lies in the first place.

The Truth Box serves as like a high-tech, safe space to make a confession. Despite being a private booth that's closed off with a curtain, after taking part in the social experiment, people are encouraged to liberate themselves further by sharing their secret on social media with the #shareyourlie tag. Featuring confessions about everything from Santa Claus to insider trading, the (Dis)Honesty Project shows the human side to lies.