An interactive poster from a Glass Room exhibition

The Glass Room

An interactive exhibition on data and privacy that provides different ways of understanding how technologies and data are changing our lives.
The Glass Room is a public intervention that provides an interactive, fun, and challenging experience, bringing to life the most pressing challenges facing people and the tech industry today. As technology reaches a global scale and becomes embedded in every part of our lives and our environments, The Glass Room examines its impacts and helps visitors explore practical solutions to mitigate them.
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.

The Glass Room is currently available in three formats:

The Glass Room Misinformation Edition explores how social media and the web have changed the way we read information and react to it. The exhibition consists of a series of posters, interactive apps and animations which can be hosted in public or private spaces anywhere in the world. It also exists as a freely-accessible virtual experience online – click here to try it out! The Misinformation Edition has been translated into 30 languages.
The Glass Room Community Edition was developed as a result of high demand from visitors of larger Glass Rooms in London and New York, who also wanted 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.
The Glass Room Plus is 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'.

Assets, resources and materials you can discover, use and adapt:

  • Interactive posters in different formats and in digital versions
  • Animations in different languages
  • Educational Apps in different languages
  • Exhbition pieces
  • Partnerships Showcase pages where you can get inspired

The Glass Room is interesting for:

  • Civil society organisations & rights groups
  • Educators, facilitators, schools & universities
  • Librarians, museums, community and cultural centres
  • Other organisations and individuals who want to promote digital and media literacy.