26 Oct London’s The Glass Room to Help Raise Consumer Privacy Awareness
A tech store called the Glass Room, has recently been opened in central London. Established by Mozilla and Tactical Tech, the store seeks to help users understand online privacy and security in a tangible way.
The Glass Room features an array of exhibits and artists’ interventions which users can interact with, such as artist/activist Manuel Beltran’s “Data Production Labour”, which uses sensors and emotion recognition software to evaluate a user’s response while browsing Facebook. The installation assesses the correspondence between hand gestures and emotion, and interprets the gestures as labor producing valuable data in exchange for currency.
Mozilla’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff says that The Glass Room will help its visitors understand how they can take control of their data and contribute to a healthier internet by doing even the simplest of things, such as turning off location services on one’s phone.