Connections

Over the past decade scientists in different fields have been using the paradigm of networks to understand a broad range of physical, biological, social, and communications systems. Through a mix of technology and art, our exhibition explores the fundamental structures of networks, providing visitors with tools to understand similarities and differences among different kinds of networks: how is a spider’s web like and unlike the World Wide Web? How is a school lunchroom like and unlike an ant colony? How is the Internet like a river network?

Exhibits include:

Braided Streams
Build Your Own Network
Discover a City’s Networks
Float
Game of Life
Global Observer
Internet Arm Wrestling
Listen to a Network
Living Network
Math Meets Nature
Nature’s Original Web
Near: The Network Dance Floor
Powered by a Network
Ropes and Pulleys
School’s Rules
You Are Here

You can find the Educator Guides here.