The Post-Truth Tour Guide is a personalised micro-tour that gives you a sideways approach for navigating a museum, festival or event.

Find our Post-Truth kiosk or a Post-Truth technician at one of the events listed on this website and take a reading to have a unique tour printed out for you. Follow the tasks to a gain a new perspective on your surroundings and be prepared to call into question its (sometimes dubious) facts. In a world of post-truth news reporting, where even reputable sources have to be questioned, these tours ask you to scrutinise, look twice and interrogate everything to get to the truth.

Post Truth Tour Guides are brought to you by Stand + Stare, a Bristol-based design company who create interactive installations and exhibitions, and Dr Peter Bennett, a Researcher at the University of Bristol.

R&D funded by the University of Bristol’s Brigstow Research Institute.

Get in touch to commission a Post-Truth Tour Guide for your building, event or festival: pete@peteinfo.com

Preparing for Frequency and Brigstow Showcase

Has been a busy week preparing for not only the Brigstow Showcase but also Frequency – Festival of Digital Culture in Lincoln.

Receipt Simulator

To speed up the process of coding the guide, we’ve spent the afternoon making a “receipt simulator” so that we can play around with crafting instructions without having to print them out every time. This also is little bit better for the environment!

Reflections and Thoughts So Far

9th May We met with our University associate on the project, Theatre lecturer, Paul Clarke and got him up to speed with the development so far on the project. Discussing our thoughts and changes as it has gone on was brilliant to make us realise how much we have changed and thought about from the…

At-Bristol After Hours

27th April We had great fun trying out the prototype guides in At-Bristol during the After Hours. We were set up with a Axis of Truth, a receipt printer and several card sequences full of tasks for people to have a go at around the site. It was a great opportunity to try out the ideas…

After Hours Prep

20th April After Hours preparation and discussion about what we would actually do and put together for the After Hours event. Points discussed and ideas for the design: Something to be projected onto a screen, a chart, information? – A place for the users to stick up their responses to the tasks The way the…

Testing in At-Bristol Science Centre

11th April Today the team visited At-Bristol, testing out the tasks we had created so far, printed on white cards. We then met with Creative Producer Rosalie White to chat about how that had worked and show her the cards we have developed. The main points of the discussion centered around developing something for the…

Research in At-Bristol

7th March Stand + Stare met with At-Bristol’s Creative Producer Rosalie White. We explained the app side of things and that the number of people using phones and apps within museums and centres is actually quite low: it was important and interesting to get the insight of museum and centre curators. We discussed potential to…

Trying Out Prototypes

28th February   Pete and Stand + Stare once again met at the Bristol City Museum to try out some things we had created. We created some sequences lasting around 20 tasks that took us around the museum Sequences with a character “voice” Pete created an arrow which could lead the audience around the museum…

Second Research Trip to City Museum

21st February We headed to the Bristol City Museum and met with, Darren Roberts. It was a valuable discussion, throwing up lots of thoughts to think about the user, the market and the relationship between Post-truth and museums. We discussed the points of: Perhaps getting the Youth Panel of the museum to try it out…

First Venture to Bristol City Museum

14th February We met at the Bristol City Museum and tested out the current app, Hidden Museum, that has been created specifically for the museum. We discussed what we liked about this design, but where there will be differences in the design from our ideas. Our app could be used in any location Simplistic design…

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