Ivanna Lin

Floating Journals

Floating Journals

social experiment | bookmaking

Floating Journal is a social experiment I conducted in hopes of capturing some genuine stories and confessions from strangers. It's an interactive piece that allows users to read strangers' answers to sensitive questions as well as write their own. I made six of these journals and passed it out to six different people. The journals began to get passed on to friends of friends, then friends of friends of friends and so on. In the end, I managed to obtain a few of these journals back. These anonymous writings were relatable, touching, funny and more.

Journal design & instructions:

Video summary (people reading strangers’ responses):

A few other featured entries: