The Glass Room London

On 25 October 2017, The Glass Room opened in a storefront on Charing Cross Road in Central London.

Produced by Tactical Tech in partnership with Mozilla, The Glass Room was a pop-up exhibition that turned issues around data and privacy into sensory and tangible experiences. In just 19 days, The Glass Room welcomed nearly 19,000 visitors, including over 1,800 on a single Saturday, with queues that stretched to nearly 60 people on the exhibition's final days. The Glass Room hosted 37 events and 35 Ingenius workshops, with a total of almost 2,000 attendees.

The Glass Room Plus exhibition in Lodz
David Mirzoeff 2017

The Glass Room was widely reported in the UK and global media, including Channel 4 news, Radio 4 and Sky News.

The Glass Room Plus exhibition in Lodz
David Mirzoeff 2017

Quotes from the press

“This current political moment of anger against unbridled capitalism changes how every piece is viewed and felt.”
The Verge – Turning the specter of internet surveillance into art

“Do we truly understand what part of our digital footprint is owned by these companies? That’s why the Glass Room, which just opened in central London, is important.”
Mashable – The Store with nothing for sale wants you to take control of your online privacy

“I came away feeling that we should all make an effort to understand the new digital world we inhabit and take responsibility for our engagement with large digital companies whenever we can, otherwise we risk being seriously exploited in ways we don’t even imagine.”
Tech Trends – Big Mother is Watching You

The Glass Room London in the Press

L'ADN, Nov. 2017: Un detox bar pour dédramatiser la data [FR] A detox bar to de-dramatise the data
Alphr, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room: Uncover the secrets of your online life in Mozilla's new exhibition [EN]
AOL, Oct. 2017: Dystopian pop-up in London looks at future of data tracking [EN]
Al Jazeera News, Oct. 2017: Repeat coverage of The Glass Room London during Al Jazeera's rolling news broadcast on 27/10/2017
Art Agenda, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room [EN]
Art Licks, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room [EN]
Associated Press, Oct. 2017: Dystopian exhibit reveals how our data is tracked [EN]
BBC Future, Oct. & Nov. 2017: The eight-day guide to a better digital life [EN], Як оздоровити своє онлайн-життя [UA] How to improve your online life & What does the internet know about? Watch now to find out! (BBC Future Facebook Live video) [EN]
BBC Radio 4 - You & Yours, Oct. 2017: Expensive care options, Data detox, Horrible Halloween 26/10/2017 (from 23:02) [EN]
BBC Radio London, Oct. 2017: BBC Radio London with Simon Lederman and Jamie Kelsey Fry 25/10/2017 (from 2:08:20) [EN]
BBC World Service - Tech Tent, Oct. 2017: Facebook Scares Publishers & Tech Tent: Media panic at Facebook news experiment [EN]
Breathe Publication, Nov. 2017: Looking Through The Glass Room - Examining our privacy in a digital landscape [EN]
Campaign, Oct. 2017: Mozilla encourages people to 'reduce digital footprint' with pop-up [EN]
Channel 4 News, Oct. 2017: The darker side of data privacy video [EN]
cnBeta, Nov. 2017: The Glass Room伦敦展把网络监控变成艺术 [CN] London show turns network monitoring into art
The Courier, Oct., 2017: Disruptive tech store sells noting except reflection [EN]
Ctr Alt Delete, Oct. 2017: Let's Talk About Privacy, Our Data and The Internet [EN]
The Culture Trip, Oct. 2017: Exploring the Erosion of Internet Privacy with Interactive Art [EN]
Data Privacy Philippines, Oct. 2017: London's The Glass Room to Help Raise Consumer Privacy Awareness [EN]
Design Week, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room: the exhibition uncovering the hidden side of our online lives & 5 Important Things That Happened In Design This Week [EN]
Digitcult, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room [IT]
Digital Agency Network, Nov. 2017: Reclaim Your Digital Self – The Glass Room Experience [EN]
Digital Trends, Nov. 2017: As Chrome tarnishes, Mozilla is ready to reignite Firefox with Quantum [EN]
Eye Magazine, Oct. 2017: Events October - Don't Miss The Glass Room [EN]
Fiona Cullinan, Nov. 2017: On becoming a Glass Room Ingenius [EN]
Forbes, Nov. 2017: This App Will Help You Regain Control Over Your Data (And Devices) [EN]
Huffington Post, Nov. 2017: From Menstruation Apps to Nude Selfies: Data Politics [EN]
Insider Pro, Nov. 2017: Тотальная слежка: Что о вас знает интернет (и что с этим делать) [RU] Total surveillance: What does the Internet know about you (and what to do about it)
The List, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room [EN]
Londonist, Oct. 2017: Things To Do Today In London [EN]
Le Macchine Volanti, Dec. 2017: I nostri dati personali finiscono in vetrina [IT] Our personal data end up in the window
Marketing Data, Oct. 2017: Glass Room by Mozilla & TTC in London [EN]
Marketing Week, Nov. 2017: How Firefox owner Mozilla is helping consumers take control of their digital lives [EN]
Mashable, Oct. 2017: This store with nothing for sale wants to help you take control of your online privacy [EN]
Monocle - The Urbanist, Nov. 2017: Technology and utopias - The Glass Room [EN] Episode 318 (from 08:39)
The Mozilla Blog, Oct. 2017: Mozilla and Tactical Technology Collective bring The Glass Room to London [EN]
New Scientist, Nov. 2017: I went on a data diet and all I got was ads and paranoia [EN] & Ik ging op datadieet en ontdekte hoe gemakkelijk ik mijzelf te grabbel gooide [NL] I went on a data diet and discovered how easily I threw myself away
Neowin, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room will teach Londoners scary things about data [EN]
Nesta, Nov. 2017: Bringing the data privacy debate to the high street [EN]
NYU News, Nov. 2017: “Eccentric Engineering” on Display at The Glass Room, London [EN]
PSFK, Nov. 2017: This Store Helps You Dig Deep Into Your Private Data [EN]
Red Shark, Nov. 2017: Who’s got your information? Here’s how to protect yourself [EN]
Secret London, Oct. 2017: This Interactive Art Gallery Is Helping You Detox Your Data [EN]
The Social Change Agency, Nov. 2017: The Glass Room: Technology is inherently political [EN]
State Library of Queensland Blogs, Nov. 2017: Fancy a Data Detox? [EN]
The Sydney Morning Herald, Oct. 2017: A disruptive tech store with nothing for sale but reflection [EN]
TechRepublic, Nov. 2017: Video: The Glass Room will force you to reconsider digital privacy [EN]
Tech Trends, Nov. 2017: Big Mother is Watching You [EN]
Urban 75, Nov. 2017: In photos: The Glass Room, a disruptive tech store with nothing for sale in London [EN]
The Verge, Nov. 2017: Turning the specter of internet surveillance into art [EN]
Vice - Motherboard, Nov. 2017: Ho lavorato per Facebook ma Mark Zuckerberg non mi pagherà [IT] I worked for Facebook but Mark Zuckerberg will not pay me
Voice, Oct. 2017: The Glass Room: Looking into your online life [EN]
Voice of America News, Nov. 2017: New Exhibit Shows How Tech Intrudes on Our Lives [EN]
Wired, Nov. 2017: Firefox thinks Quantum can beat Chrome with ethics… and speed [EN]
Wirtschafts Woche, Oct. 2017: Im digitalen Glaskasten [DE] In the digital glass case
Yahoo News, Oct. 2017: This store with nothing for sale wants to help you take control of your online privacy [EN] & Dystopian pop-up in London looks at future of data tracking [EN]
ZDNet, Nov. 2017: Can you have secrets online? This unusual pop-up shop will make you think again & Inside the pop-up store that reveals the truth about web privacy [EN]