What is personal data in an age where data is everything but personal?
The Glass Room is a space for reflection, experimentation and play that provides different ways of understanding how technologies and data are changing our lives.
A sensor records your hand movements as you scroll your Facebook timeline, while emotion-recognition software registers your visceral response to what you see.
How can we make ourselves useful and get paid for it in a job market where humans are rapidly being replaced by technology?From June 2010 to April 2011 anyone with an i Phone unknowingly had their locations mapped and saved in Apple’s databases, and it’s still not clear what’s become of all those dropped pins and destinations.Bridle’s publication is a reminder of the permanent memories the devices around us contain and how much information can be extrapolated from them. The information your Fitbit collects about you is not only valuable to you alone.In the world of online intimacy, how do humans and machines overlap? You can probably look it up again in one of these eight volumes of alphabetised personal passwords.How can we know to whom we’re giving our data – and maybe our deepest secrets – in a realm as diffuse and intangible as the internet? Artist Aram Bartholl compiled the 4.6 million passwords that were leaked in the hack of the professional networking site Linked In in 2012. When we create a personal profile online and safeguard it with what we believe is our unique password, even those private passwords are vulnerable to breaches, and may expose parts of our digital selves that we thought were safe.