MICROPHONE OF TRUTH,
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC


My role: Graphic Designer and UI



For the launch of the National Geographic documentary 'Explorer Investigation', we created a microphone that detects lies in real-time. The greatest icon of journalism is now capable of turning fake news into just news. 


The Microphone of Truth was built based on Voice Stress Analysis technology. We, humans, speak on a certain frequency that oscillates when we are answering stress-related questions. The mic captures this deviation and, with the support of a heart rate monitor, it can uncover if someone is trying to be deceptive.






On the project website, users could select interviews with politicians and explore interactive graphics. For each inaccurate fact, we generated a story to clarify the subject.



The Microphone of Truth was built based on Voice Stress Analysis technology and the mechanics of the microphone are simple: green for truth. red for inaccurate.