Directions for accessing GWB-PLARP

What you need:

a charged smartphone or tablet

the free Layar app, downloaded onto your device (download the free app here)

headphones (recommended)

a printed copy of the directions for accessing GWB-PLARP (recommended)

How to find the GWB-PLARP:

All content is designed for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

There are 10 trigger image locations located throughout the permanent exhibit portion of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

layar instruction pictorials edited

Open the Layar app on your device, and point the camera lens of the device at the locations below.  The augmented reality content will appear, a little bit like magic.  Try to get the image on your device to match each image below as closely as possible.  If the content does not appear, try moving your device a little to the left, to the right, or slightly closer or farther from the trigger.

At each augmented reality trigger, multiple images will appear with additional content related to the topic at the site.  The GWB-PLARP created content will always appear in the lower right-hand corner of the augmented reality that appears.  The other media links go to external sites with additional articles and videos.

The directions that follow are for a visitor following the expected order in the museum, beginning with Bush’s early years and ending with his leaving the White House in early 2009.  The left and right directions below are consistent with a visitor proceeding from beginning to end.

When you walk into the first room of the permanent exhibit, this text about the election can be found on the right-hand side of the room at waist level.
This is a large vertical panel discussing Bush’s tax cuts. The panel is just beyond the movie viewing room.
After you pass through the 9/11 section of the exhibit and following the world map, this large vertical panel is standing front and center in the next room.
The next spot is to the left and at waist level.
This vertical panel is located directly to the left of the rotating blue globe.
This text is located in the montage of photos and quotes on the right side of the hall.
This large vertical panel is on the left side of the wall, and is located to the left of Travels with the First Lady.
This panel is located on the wall on the left side of the room in the Crisis Management section.
This is a really large panel located on the right side of the room and you’ll need to step back quite a bit to get the whole thing in your device’s frame.
president trigger
Look down at the ground for this one. It’s located just before the exit of the permanent exhibition.