Viewed from the bustling sidewalks of Lower Manhattan, The Glass Room may appear a routine tech store. Through the window you glimpse gadgets seated atop stands; a clean, white aesthetic; and staffers in matching shirts.
File under strange bedfellows: churches and facial recognition technology.
But the two have found common ground in Churchix, the program that uses facial recognition software to measure congregation attendance. Its purpose: Help clergy glean…
There are apps for commuters. Apps for cyclists. Apps for coffee connoisseurs, apps for dieters, apps for philatelists.
Now, there’s an app for germs.
At The Glass Room, the “Disease Surveillance” installation offers a glimpse of Sickweather, the…
Where would you allow a microchip to be placed? Your car? Your favorite kitchen appliance?
What about your body?
On display at The Glass Room is “The Fertility Chip,” a real-world piece of technology…
Detoxing from bad data habits, it turns out, is an eight-step process.
Web users hoping to sober up can visit the Data Detox Bar at The Glass Room to brush up on privacy best-practices and leave a lesser imprint online.
Quick: Where were you July 25, 2010?
Few among us could recall our whereabouts six years ago. But for those who had an iPhone in their pocket at the time, there’s no need for recollection.
Countless petabytes of data produced online each day let researchers, marketers and governments build data sets of staggering variety and detail. They know who bought what. They know when it was bought. And they can infer why.
The very first entry is “!andrew96!” The very last entry is “zzzzzzzzzzz.”
In between are millions of other online passwords, pilfered from LinkedIn by hackers and leaked online in 2012.