Explore the many ways humans connect and exchange ideas

Communication investigates all the ways we express ourselves: written, spoken, gestural, symbolic, electronic, digital and more, from totem poles to texts.

Explore the origins and history of human language and learn about the physics behind some of the technology we use today. See how our brains respond to words and sounds, learn some basic sign language, discover how photos are transmitted at the speed of light, and more.

We thank Verizon New Jersey for its generous support of Communication.

Visitor info

Location: 3rd Floor

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  • Use digital spray paint to leave your mark on our graffiti wall
  • Learn some basic sign language
  • See an installation by artist Nam June Paik, a.k.a. the “father of media art.” His work experiments with video technology, and explores the concept of video allowing art to change (unlike a painting, which stays the same)

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