The Art of Darkness

Call in the Night

July 17th, 2013 by Cobwebs

Call in the Night LogoThis is one of those situations where I’m teetering between, “This is a really neat idea!” and “This would make me incredibly stabby.”

Call in the Night is an experimental radio show and quasi-research project which aims to document “the nighttime experience.” Participants register their phone number and then once a week they get a call in the middle of the night, hear a short prompt, and then are connected to another random registrant to discuss “your night, your dreams, or whatever comes to mind.”

The calls are recorded and may be selected to use in the CitN podcast. Here’s a sample:

The site notes that the calls are anonymous, so I’m assuming that callers are connected through a central unit that hides their number from the other party. There’s also an area where you can review and share your recordings.

Comments on the SoundCloud page seem to indicate that the participants have fairly positive experiences, so if you don’t mind the occasional middle-of-the-night call this might be an interesting experiment.

(via BoingBoing)

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