Designed by Sweet Tech Studio’s Liat Segal, Confession Machine is a device which prints text that fades away over time. Exploring the transitory nature of digital technology - as well as the lightweight nature we treat confessions online - the machine pulls texts from social networks and prints them on a hard surface that is painted with an ultra violet sensitive pigment. As the device passes over the surface it activates a series of 16 UV LED lights in a custom sequence, temporarily creating marks on the surface. These marks become letters, words and confessional phrases which quickly fade away as the printer moves on. Commissioned by Artists’ Residence Herzelya, Confession Machine just goes to show how lightly we’ll throw out intimate thoughts or action on social media (Snapchat, for example, or perhaps more recently Confide), and how differently we treat the same notion in the real world.