This animated documentary examines how humans communicate.
This documentary visualizes the evolution of human communication from the Stone Age to today—from storytelling to the contemporary humanexus of billions of biological brains and many more technological artifacts, to multiple possible futures. The film traces the invention of writing, printing, telegraphing, calling, emailing, and texting. At the same time, Humanexus traces the development of transportation systems, the typewriter, Morse code, the phonograph, the motion picture projector, radio, television, the phone, and computers. In the process, it explores the ways our lifestyles and the landscape of knowledge are shifting continuously and drastically.
Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, IN