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We're launching the brand new Glass Room Experience 'Internet of Things' edition, exploring data, privacy and smart devices in your home.

The Glass Room Experience is a portable, pop-up exhibition on data and privacy that we'll be sending out to schools, colleges, libraries, events and organisations around the world throughout 2018.

Alongside the Alphabet Empire dot-to-dot puzzle which shows over 200 aquisitions and mergers made by Google's parent company, the most recent edition has a giant poster on facial recognition, The Real Life of your Selfie. As well as the printed exhibits, there is the new Fake or Real game on tablets, examining the strange world of connected devices, and The “Internet you don’t see”, a series of videos raising questions we should all be asking about the technology around us.

If you would like to find out more information, or apply to host your own Glass Room Experience IoT edition, please visit the website.

A bit about The Glass Room project: The Glass Room is an immersive ‘tech store with a twist’ that disrupts our relationship with technology and encourages visitors to make informed choices about their online life. At first glance, it offers the latest in digital consumer products, such as the newest tablet, fitness tracker or facial recognition software. But as visitors go inside, The Glass Room prompts reflection, experimentation, and play, and they find there is nothing for sale.

The Glass Room, originally The White Room, was conceived and produced in the context of the Nervous Systems - Quantified Life and the Social Question, an exhibition by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in collaboration with the Tactical Technology Collective, co-curated by Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski and Anselm Franke. Nervous Systems took place as part of HKW's "100 years of Now" project. It then became a stand-alone exhibition in New York in November 2016 and in London in October 2017, receiving collectively close to 30,000 visitors. Now, Tactical Tech and Mozilla have created a portable version that can be set up by anyone with enough space and a willingness to teach others about online privacy. As well as the above mentioned Internet of Things version, there is a also a Glass Room Experience Plus. If you have any questions please email