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Counterpilot

TRUTHMACHINE

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Would you take a lie detector test with a room full of strangers? And would you tell the truth? Are you up for the multi-award-winning new social experiment from techno-trouble makers Counterpilot?

Using real biometric sensors and live voting systems, Truthmachine seeks out truth in a world of fake news and alternative facts. The polygraph machine used to be regarded as a legal instrument, but today we think we can cheat it. Let’s see if your heart rate can lie as effectively as our leaders can.

Blurring the line between cutting edge technology and live performance, Truthmachine is an intimate, playful and intriguing theatre experience for adventurous audiences from the team that brought Avoidable Perils to Festival Park in 2020. Part social experiment, part play, part immersive multimedia experience, it will leave you thinking long after it’s over.

WORKSHOP 10am Saturday 14 August 2021: Join Counterpilot, the artists and engineers behind Truthmachine for an intimate session where you can learn about the science behind polygraphs, lie detector tests and how they are used. This workshop is free however registrations are required. Choose Sat 14 in the calendar to book!

Reviews
  • A beguiling game to play in an age of alternative facts and fake news.

    The Age

    A fascinating, enthralling experience.

    The Creative Issue
Credits
  • Director Nathan Sibthorpe

  • Sound Designer Mike Willmett
  • Software Designer Clinton Freeman
  • Technical Designers John Felmingham & Christine Felmingham
  • Production Designer Sarah Winter
  • Voice Performers Lucas Stibbard, Kylie Stephenson, Kate O’Sullivan, Paul Davies
  • Additional Collaborators Toby Martin & Sean Dowling
  • Photos Kate Sullivan & Dave D'Arcy

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