Glass house

08.12.2016 The Glass Room : Churchix : Mozilla Firefox
The Glass Room by Mozilla and TTC, New York

New York – The Glass Room is a faux storefront designed by Mozilla and the Tactical Technology Collective (TTC) that examines themes of personal data, privacy and security.

  • The exhibition features 54 artworks that are spread across four tables
  • In-store staff members known as InGeniouses are on hand to analyse visitors’ online lives

Churchix, a facial-recognition software used to measure attendance at events, and a multi-volume encyclopaedia containing 4.7m genuine LinkedIn passwords that were leaked following a major data hack in 2012 are among the artworks on display.

Developed by the free-software community Mozilla, which carries the tagline ‘internet for people, not profit’, and curated by the TTC, the exhibition poses the question: ‘Would you recognise your data?’

Guests can have their online lives assessed by an InGenious at the Data Detox Bar who offers advice on how to better monitor their privacy and data online, and provides a Data Detox kit.

The Big Picture

The lines between the physical and digital worlds are increasingly blurred. Platforms and artists such as The Glass Room and Pamm Hong are helping consumers to better understand and address their online behaviour.

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