About The Glass Room

The Glass Room began in 2016 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin as part of the exhibition “Nervous Systems”, which examined the relationship between human and machine.

There, Tactical Tech set up The White Room, a space designed to look like a tech store, but which actually contained art objects that provoked visitors to think about their relationship with technology.

After the success of this exhibition, Tactical Tech partnered with Mozilla to create The Glass Room in 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.

The Glass Room

The Glass Room is a unique public intervention that remixes art, technology and politics to engage the general public in issues of data and privacy. Alongside the immersive exhibition of art works, animations and objects exploring data and privacy, each Glass Room features a full programme of events, including free practical workshops, discussions and debates. The Glass Room also provides visitors with a free Data Detox Kit, an easy 8-day guide to managing your online life.

The Glass Room Community Edition

As a result of high demand from visitors of the Glass Rooms, we developed the Glass Room Community Edition, for those who want 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 Glass Room Community Edition events in over 20 countries. Our resources are available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Glass Room Plus

The Glass Room Plus is a 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'.