The Glass Room Community Edition

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Nikoline Arns 2018
An eye-catching, self-learning installation on data and privacy anyone can easily set up and host in their own space.

Due to high demand from visitors to the large glass rooms in London, New York, and San Francisco, who also wanted to set up similar exhibitions in their cities, we have created two new Community editions.

These slimmed down, portable versions come in a lightweight and adaptable format that can be set up in a variety of different spaces from libraries and schools, to conferences, tech hubs, and even metro stations. So far we have hosted 232 of these community events in 47 countries around the world and it is available in English, Armenian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian, Spanish, Slovenian, Swedish and Ukrainian with More languages coming soon.

The Glass Room Misinformation Edition

In this exhibition we explore how social media and the web have changed the way we read information and react to it. Learn why finding “fake news” is not as easy as it sounds, and how the term “fake news” is as much a problem as the news itself. You can dive into the world of deep fakes, which are now so realistic, they are virtually impossible to detect. You can find out how social media platforms are designed to keep us hooked and how they can be used to change our minds. Pick up a free Data Detox Kit, where you can find out how to tell facts from fiction, and how it benefits everyone around us when we take a little more care about what we share.

This project is conducted with our partners International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and Save the Children Italy. The project is funded by the European Commission.

For more information, visit the Misinformation Edition page. Due to high demand from visitors to the large glass rooms in London, New York, and San Francisco, who also wanted to set up similar exhibitions in their cities, we have created two new editions.

These slimmed down, portable versions come in a lightweight and adaptable format that can be set up in a variety of different spaces from libraries and schools, to conferences, tech hubs, and even metro stations. So far we have hosted 232 of these community events in 47 countries around the world and it is available in English, French, German and Spanish.

The Glass Room IoT Edition

What is personal data in an age when data is everything but personal? Websites, apps, social media and ‘smart’ devices all thrive on the same thing – data. Not just any data, but our data.

The Glass Room IoT Edition is a pop-up exhibition that explores how society is dealing with the growing dependency on data and technology, and the normalisation of monitoring and surveillance. It aims to engage visitors to think more critically about their devices and interactions with technology, as well as the mechanisms and companies that create the environment of those technologies.

What's In the Box

The exhibition set features interactive apps, posters, displays and a takeaway for visitors: the “Data Detox Kit”. For more information and images, click here to find out what’s included. There are interactive elements like our Fake or Real game, which lets players guess which hi-tech devices – from self-propelled baby strollers to robotic bees – are real and which are fake. Two of the large-scale posters explore the companies behind the everyday technologies that we use like Alphabet and Facebook, and challenge visitors to think about how much data they give way through all their activities in their “Data Day”.

This project is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Get Involved

Host Your Own Glass Room

The Glass Room has been slimmed down to a smaller edition in a pop-up format so that you can also host your own Glass Room event. This portable light weight low cost version has been successfully hosted in libraries, schools, conferences, and even metro stations.

We enable our partners to host Glass Rooms all over the world in a multitude of languages. Please send an email to events@tacticaltech.org if you are interested in hosting your own.