The White Room is a live installation by the Tactical Technology Collective. It forms part of Nervous Systems: Quantified Life and the Social Question, our exhibition in collaboration with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, open March 11 - May 09.
WHAT IS THE WHITE ROOM?
The White Room is a live installation by the Tactical Technology Collective - an inversion of a major company; a sales and training facility staffed with trained experts. Yet what is 'in store' is not the polished corporate image, but rather a practical encounter with our everyday devices; with our digital shadows and data aggregates. It is a space in which we can learn to de-familiarise ourselves with our familiar technological environment, to look beyond the black mirror and the way it reflects our 'selves'.
The objects, books, artifacts, gadgets and artworks gathered here offer a contemplation on autonomy as a disappearing modus operandi of political action, while eye-opening, hands-on workshops, discussions and demos focus on the devices we use every day: How do they work? What individual data traces do they capture? Where do these go, and what kind of control can one regain?
...... READ MORE ABOUT THE WHITE ROOM: THE BAR, SOMETHING TO HIDE, NORMAL IS BORING, BIG MAMA
(Photos: © Laura Fiorio/HKW)
Explore your devices and digital traces in a hands-on workshop. Topics include Mastering Your Mobile, Choosing Alternatives, Investigating Your Metadata, Digital Security Basics, De-Googlize Your Life, Taking Control of Your Browser (Settings, strategies and add-ons), and Disrupting Your Digital Shadow.
White Room Sessions: drop-in advice
(The Bar in the White Room. Photo: Andrea Figari / Tactical Technology Collective)
Sat, Sun, Mon, 12:00 - 18:00
From Sat to Mon, the White Room is staffed and "open for business" . Talk to workers at the Bar about your devices and digital traces, the White Room's alternative app centre, objects, and artworks.