The Glass Room Community Edition is a pop-up exhibition that explores how society is dealing with the growing dependency on data and technology, and the normalisation of monitoring and surveillance. It aims to engage visitors to think more critically about their devices and interactions with technology, as well as the mechanisms and companies that create the environment of those technologies. The exhibition set features interactive apps, posters, digital games and displays. Participants can pick and choose different activities and stations and go through the exhibit individually or in pairs in an hour or so.
The Data Detox Kit is an 8-day guide with tips and tricks on data safety, digital wellbeing, smart habits for smartphones and social media.
Issues of data, privacy, surveillance, normalization of monitoring are important for institutions looking to promote digital literacies, so that academic staff, faculty and students are aware of such issues, and are also thinking critically think about ways to ensure data privacy and safety.
(Participants may also choose to explore the Data Detox Kit online on their own, so their time in the Glass Room Exhibit is focused on the elements they cannot do online on their own.)