What is personal data in an age where data is everything but personal? The Glass Room is an interactive exhibition on data and privacy that provides different ways of understanding how technologies and data are changing our lives. The Glass Room currently comes in three formats:
The Glass Room Community Edition
This edition was developed as a result of high demand from visitors of larger Glass Rooms in London and New York, who also wanted to set up similar exhibitions in their cities. This smaller, portable version comes in a lightweight and adaptable format that can be set up in a variety of different spaces from libraries and schools to conferences and metro stations. So far we’ve hosted over 100 events in over 20 countries and our resources are available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The Glass Room Plus
The Glass Room Plus is curated exhibition that can be set up at large cultural events in Europe. The Glass Room Plus features 15 art objects, a Data Detox Bar and a training programme for a team of ‘Ingeniuses’.
The Glass Room
The Glass Room began in 2016 at the Haus der Kulteren der Welt in Berlin as part of their Nervous Systems exhibition, examining the relationship between human and machine. There, Tactical Tech set up The White Room, a space designed to look like a tech store, but really containing art objects that provoke visitors to think about their relationship with technology. After the success of this exhibition, we partnered with Mozilla to create The Glass Room New York later in 2016, as a stand-alone, pop-up exhibition in SoHo, with additional art objects and a full programme of events. Its impact - from media coverage to attendance to engagement – far exceeded all expectations. The following year, in 2017, again in partnership with Mozilla, we brought The Glass Room to London, drawing nearly 20,000 visitors over three weeks.