'The Glass Room' Comments on Privacy in the Digital World

By: Joey Haar - Dec 5, 2016
References: theglassroomnyc.org & theverge
'The Glass Room' is an art exhibition put on by 'Tactical Technology Collective' and Mozilla that aims to highlight the privacy (or lack thereof) that people have in an increasingly digital and connected world. On display in New York City's Nolita neighborhood, The Glass Room is a collection of satirical artworks masquerading as products that raise questions about privacy and surveillance with regard to user data.

Nolita is a notably upscale neighborhood, and 'The Glass Room' is intentionally designed to look like "another slick, clean-lined store offering the latest shiny consumer products." However, upon entering, people will see that the products on display are actually critiques of the ethics of data collection ranging from benign to scary.