480,000 Visitors

More than 480,000 people have visited the Glass Room exhibitions and Glass Room Community Editions around the world.

813 Events

The Glass Room has been hosted in 813 exhibitions, events and workshops in museums, cultural centres, festivals, universities, libraries, schools and organisations worldwide.

71 Countries

The Glass Room can be hosted virtually anywhere. Host your own exhibition and join the growing Glass Room global network which has been in 71 countries.

Resources for Youth

What the Future Wants

An exhibition for teens and educational resources for educators, exploring the impacts of technology on society.

What the Future Wants is a youth initiative from Tactical Tech that aims to put young people in the driving seat of the their digital futures through education, co-creation and capacity building.

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Step into The Glass Room

The Glass Room is a public intervention that aims to demystify technology through immersive, thought-provoking, self-learning exhibitions. The Glass Room began as a large scale exhibition, traveling from Berlin to New York, London and San Francisco between 2016 and 2019.

Each Glass Room took the form of a space designed to look like a sleek tech shop, but where nothing was for sale. Instead, visitors found a place where they could freely and critically discuss technology. The objects presented explored data, privacy and our relationship to the technologies and platforms which have become so commonplace in our everyday lives.

Glass Room San Francisco card artwork

Community Edition

A growing need for public interventions and information about technology led Tactical Tech to design the Glass Room Community Edition – a lightweight, pop-up exhibition that can be shipped worldwide to community spaces, schools, libraries and festivals. We support our partners in creating critical spaces where communities around the world can join the global discussion around privacy, data and the impacts of technology on society.

The first release of this series was The Internet of Things (IoT) Edition; exploring the risks and benefits of the everyday technologies that we invite into our homes and lives. Our most recent release is the Misinformation Edition, which is dedicated to advancing digital and media literacy for all.

We work closely with the youth initiative What the Future Want, which has adapted and made the contents of The Glass Room Community Edition a thought-provoking experience for visitor of all ages. The Data Detox Kit, in both print and online formats, provides visitors simple tip and tricks, so they can begin to take control of their privacy, security, and well being.

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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.