National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
2nd Floor Floor Plan
Cell phones are the most iconic technology of our age. For the first time in history, telecommunications connect people at a truly global level, rapidly transforming not only human culture but also humans themselves. Despite their ubiquity, and the intimacy in which cell phones are situated in our daily lives, their complicated life histories remain hidden from their most avid consumers. Through authentic artifacts, immersive and digital experiences, and data visualization, Unseen Connections illuminates the world of cell phones at the intersection of science, art, technology, and society.