The Glass Room San Francisco

Thank you to everyone who took part in The Glass Room San Francisco that ran from 16 October to 3 November 2019 with over 20,000 visitors, a daily program of events, and over 50 artworks that playfully and provocatively explore our relationship to technology.

To passers-by, The Glass Room looks like another slick, clean-lined store offering the latest shiny consumer products. But inside, nothing was for sale. What goes on behind the screens and inside the black boxes of the devices we interact with everyday? If we knew, would we still sign-in or click ‘I agree’? How much trust do users invest in big tech companies, and what can be done if that trust is broken?

The Glass Room previously opened exhibitions in Berlin, New York, and London and has since launched 471 Glass Room events in 61 countries, attracting more than 352,000 visitors, and sparking a global conversation on the technology we use in our everyday lives.

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Quotes from the press

Big Tech shattered in Glass Room art exhibit.

CNET — Glass Room San Francisco

There’s something about seeing deleted web searches printed out in receipt form — a physical manifestation of virtual activity — that puts things in perspective.

East Bay Times — Glass Room San Francisco

A new art and technology exhibit in downtown San Francisco mimics perfectly the ubiquitous form of so many technology stores — though not their function.

San Francisco Chronicle — Glass Room San Francisco

The Glass Room San Francisco in the press

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