What's so personal about your data?

Join us for an immersive exhibition that engages visitors in a dialogue around data and privacy; our relationship with technology; and how to make informed choices about online life.

21-22 November 2018 @ The Shed, Manchester


Sponsored by the MMU iSchool

What is personal data in an age when our data is everything but personal? Our websites, apps, social media and ‘smart’ devices all thrive on the same thing that makes tech companies billions – data. Not just any data, but our data.

The Glass Room Experience explores the companies and mechanisms that make our everyday technologies as well as connect the Internet of Things (IoT).

In 2030 there will be an estimated 125 billion connected devices – 14 for each person. That’s a lot of smart toothbrushes. Will all these new technologies really make our lives more efficient, healthier and safer?

Join the global conversation about data and privacy

TAke a data detox

Before the exhibition try a Data Detox

In just half an hour or less per day, you'll be well on your way to a healthier and more in-control digital self. What are you waiting for?

Getting here

The Shed, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD

Telephone: 0161 247 1132

The Shed is the new home of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Digital Innovation initiative. It is a venue aimed at technology events and the building is a converted engineering shed.

Getting there

By tram: the nearest tram stop is St Peter's Square

By train: the nearest train station is Oxford Road

By bus: the nearest bus stop is Oxford Road/All Saints

By car: the nearest car park is Manchester Aquatic Centre