Sentry

Sentry is a speculative concept designed to tackle some of the key issues that support the spread of 'fake news', one of societies greatest growing challenges.

The aim was to design a physical product that sparks discussion about an intangible issue to raise awareness of potential ways forward.

Challenging unethical and exploitative strategies found in social media and digital news, Sentry provides critique on the state of journalism. Rising anxiety in what the public can trust has intensified polarisation in the political system and now trust in government and media is at an all-time low. The device harnesses the disruptive power of the smartphone, stripping it of clickbait and addictive features, whilst focussing on creating a distraction-free micro-break.