The Celebration Booth

Make up a new holiday
with a totally random theme

The Celebration Booth is a small booth, much like a photo booth, with a computer inside running custom software. The software guides users through the process of throwing an impromptu celebration party for a randomly selected theme. The animated characters on the screen walk you through the steps, and all the materials you need (party hats, banners, cards, cake, etc.) are in sealed envelopes inside the booth. Users interact with the computer through a simple custom 3-button input device.


The software for The Celebration Booth was written in Java using Processing. It generates party theme ideas by accessing the Wikipedia API and pulling a random page. <3


Dylan Burns

Hello! I'm Dylan, and I make cute things for cute people*. I've been designing and developing websites, games, and other fun things on the computer since I was little. I love all things digital and paper, and I love combining the two to create new and interesting experiences. I earned my degree in Web and Multimedia Environments at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I am currently based in Tokyo.

*"Cute people" are people who like to play - to use their imagination, to try new things, and to get a little silly. Cute is a state of mind that anybody can embrace if they choose to.

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