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Never Alone

What happens when everything is connected? This exhibition investigated the stories behind the rapidly expanding ‘Internet of Things’.

There are now more devices connected to the internet than there are people on the planet. Smart homes, virtual assistants and connected toys offer more ways to be online than ever before.

These devices can make us safer, bring people together, and make everyday tasks easier. Yet for many, the connected world is uncharted territory. Does being permanently online make you feel safe—or suspicious?

At this exhibition, we invited you to think about the decisions you make when you click ‘OK’, discover how the newest smart devices might improve your life, and see objects from our collection that prove concerns about privacy and surveillance are not unique to the internet age.

Never Alone showed how being connected is changing the world—and what it means for you.