A special exhibition titled “The Glass Room”, characterized by uniqueness in terms of content and the messages it wants to convey to its audience, is coming to Larissa, and will be hosted for a month at JOIST Innovation Park. These are the two editions of the international exhibition “The Glass Room: Misinformation Edition” and “The Glass Room: What The Future Wants”. The “Misinformation” edition was hosted for the first time last November at the National Library of Greece at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, while the edition “What The Future Wants“ is coming to Greece for the first time and will premiere in Larissa and at JOIST. The opening will take place on Thursday 16 November 2023, 11.30 am, while the curtain will fall on Friday 15 December 2023.
“The Glass Room“ has travelled to 61 countries around the world, counting 471 award-winning events and more than 350,000 visitors worldwide. The exhibition’s main objective is to encourage the public to adopt a critical attitude towards new technologies through educational posters and interactive activities with new technologies, which will be available at the exhibition. The “Misinformation” edition focuses on the concept of misinformation and the way it is formed and evolves. Similarly, the edition “What the Future Wants” is an interactive version of the exhibition focusing on youth, presenting different aspects of technology seen from a personal, political and global perspective.
The exhibition’s uniqueness lies in the fact that for the first time in Greece and Larissa, both versions of the exhibition are hosted simultaneously, allowing visitors to interact with the new technologies in complete safety. The primary goal of the organisers is to contribute to creating a society of users who interact with digital platforms and new technologies by developing critical thinking and avoiding any passive attitude.
The exhibition is aimed at young people aged 13 to 18, and to all adult users of new technologies and social media and all those involved in the design of digital platforms and applications. Throughout the exhibition, there will be exhibits with which visitors can interact and better understand their relationship with technology.
The exhibition was created by Tactical Tech, a Berlin-based non-profit organisation. Tactical Tech designs awareness-raising activities to make people think about how technology affects their lives and changes the world they live in.
In collaboration with Tactical Tech, the exhibition is brought to Greece by (in alphabetical order):
- Digital Detox Experience: Digital Detox Experience aims to inform, raise awareness and educate people about digital balance to improve their lives.
- Homo Digitalis: Homo Digitalis is the first NGO in Greece that aims to protect and promote digital rights, i.e. Human Rights in the modern era of the information society.
- Open Lab Athens: Open Lab Athens is a research lab that deals with new technologies and research through participatory action and design.
Entrance to the exhibition will be free to the public. For more information contact JOIST Innovation Park: +30 2410234422