Exhibits at The Glass Room New York

SOMETHING TO HIDE
Who is working for whom when we accept the deal of providing our data in return for free services, how much of this ‘personal’ data is still ours and who really owns it? Through a series of playful objects this tables invites us to reconsider what we mean when we say we have ‘nothing to hide’.

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Online Shopping Center by Sam Lavigne
What do you think about an online shopping service that sends products to your home before you have even ordered them? In 2014, Amazon was granted ...
Random Darknet Shopper
Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online shopping bot, which randomly purchases one item a week with a maximum budget of $100 in Bitcoins. The...
Smell Dating
Tired of endlessly swiping through the ‘nope’, ‘never’, and ‘not-going-to-happen’? Are you over the back and forth messaging without actually getti...
The Library of Missing Data Sets
Are datasets capable of representing experiences beyond those that create and control them? The ongoing research project Missing Data Sets by Mimi ...
Unfit Bits
Who are you really working for when you work out? The information your Fitbit collects about you is not only valuable to you alone. Your doctor or ...
Where The F***k was I?
Your phone can keep your memories much better and for much longer than you can. From June 2010 to April 2011 James Bridle, and anyone else with an ...

NORMAL IS BORING
How powerful is the ‘disruption’ of Silicon Valley? Branded as disruptive ‘Un-Companies’, these entities are more precisely major stake holders of power, influence, and wealth. Exhibits at this table explore what is being done with the vast accumulation of knowledge, wealth and power by tech companies and tech billionaires.
All works in this section are by Tactical Tech and La Loma.

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The Alphabet Empire
When we think about the slogan, ‘One account. All of Google’, just how much information is in that ‘One account’. What exactly constitutes ‘All of ...
The Apple Tower
This year, Apple Inc. became number 3 on the Fortune 500 behind only Exxon Mobil and Walmart. This 3D infographic contrasts its wealth accumulated ...
Fertility Chip
Remote-control birth control may be the wave of the future. In 2012, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave a grant of nearly £8 million to Mic...
The Unicorn
Based on technology developed at PayPal, Peter Thiel founded a data-analysis company known as Palantir Technologies. Palantir is a start-up with a ...
The Zuckerberg House
In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg – the founder of Facebook – claimed the age of privacy was over. A couple of years later, Zuckerberg paid over $40 million...

BIG MAMA
A comprehensive look into the modern state’s reinvention of itself as the e-government or digital agency. Objects here demonstrate institutionalized methods of data observation, tracking, pattern recognition and its adaptation to governmental operations from national identification to refugee aid. Dressed up as care, Big Mama takes these precautions because “it’s for your own good”.

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DNA Phenotyping
Parabon Snapshot produces facial profiles from DNA samples. The software takes complex genetic data–such as that found at a crime scene–and from it...
Disease Surveillance
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Want to avoid this season’s flu virus? Disease surveillance might be your answer. Sickweather is an app that uses an algorithm to scan social media...
Facial Recognition for Churches
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Churchix uses facial recognition software to track church attendance. It helps church administrators to monitor members of their congregation and p...
Iris Scanning
This promotional video illustrates how the UNHCR and the private company IrisGuard have collaborated to implement iris scanning – the unique identi...
Silver Mother™
Silver Mother™ is a product that allows you to monitor your elderly relatives without having to be there in person. By installing motion sensors on...
Monitoring Solutions For Seniors
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Silver Mother is a product for monitoring the elderly remotely. As a subscriber you will be able to monitor your elderly parent 24/7, checking if t...
Predictive Policing
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Could technology help us predict future criminals, or perhaps even future victims? Predictive policing aims to do just that and is increasingly bei...
Sociometric Badges
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‘People analytics’ is about gathering information on the social interactions of employees in the workplace. Who talks with who, where and how often...
The Interfaced Border
Texas Virtual BorderWatch was a public-private initiative designed “to empower the public to proactively participate in fighting border crime”. The...

DATA DETOX BAR

Featured Exhibits
Data Detox Bar
At the Data Detox Bar, you are invited to explore the inside of the online world. Visit the Alternative App Centre to get open-source tools and ser...

OUT OF THE THE BOX
Have you ever wondered what your data looks like from the other side–what cellphone providers, internet providers or websites can see about you andy our preferences and habits as you use their services? If so, take a look at these short, soundless animations showing a bird’s eye view of what data is collected, by who and how. Some of the animations look at the data traces we leave behind when we use digital devices moving around the city or a physical space, some look at how our work and life patterns can be seen from our online data traces as we browse the web,send emails or use social media sites, and others look at how our data is bought, sold, analyzed and utilized and how it begins to shape the societies we live within.

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OPEN THE BOX
Citizen Ex Project by James Bridle, animation by Tactical Tech Every time you go online, you are connected through servers in different countries a...
Citizen X: Who are you based on your browsing?
Every time you go online, you travel through servers in different countries and jurisdictions. These virtual journeys are tracked and your data, ac...
Confessions Of Data Broker: How do data brokers work?
Who are data brokers, what is the value of your data to them and how do they operate? This animation shows some of the findings from Tactical Tech’...
Data Anonymization: Is anonymization possible?
How many times have companies claimed that they will anonymize your data? Anonymization is promising us privacy and makes us believe that it is ok ...
IC Watch: What insights can you get from LinkedIn?
We all use social networks to connect with people and create new opportunities; finding new jobs, getting new clients or building new business rela...
Inside Hacking Team: What does your email reveal?
We often hear about metadata – that is, for example data that may describe what we are doing, with who, when and where. This visualization looks at...
Living with Algorithms: Why should you care about algorithms?
‘Algorithm’ is a buzzword that is used to explain everything from big data to machine learning. This animation unpicks why we should care about alg...
Re:Log: How invisible are you on WiFi?
Whenever we can, we join free wifi networks to get online when we are on the move. This animation based on the data gathered from a conference held...
Serious Profiling: Have you been profiled yet?
Do you have one profile or many? Are you in control of your profile? This animation looks at the ways in which our online identities are created ba...
The Monitored Life Of National Councilor Balthasar Glättli: What does your smart phone say about you?
As we go about our daily lives we generate all kinds of information through our smart phones and hints at the kind of insight available into a pers...
The Scoring Society: What is your online score?
From Dave Eggers The Circle, to Charlie Brookers Black Mirror, fictional writers are beginning to paint a nightmarish scenario for us of the ‘scori...
Trackography: Are you tracked reading the news?
Wherever you browse, someone is looking over your shoulder. Almost every website visit is tracked by someone, somewhere and the data is not only co...