Artist and educator Kate Hartman, whose work is currently on display at MoMA takes us on a whirlwind tour of her quirky, home-made art.

Her pieces highlight, explore and facilitate human interaction and communication, with unexpected results. Wearable technology and a big step back help humans communicate with each other, but also with plants, buildings and minerals, thereby enhancing and expanding our perception of what — and who — surrounds us.

Underneath the fun and the amusing social experiments lurk questions well worth asking, about our understanding of the world that exists around, and even inside, us. What would objects say if they could talk? Can we translate what they feel and experience into human-readable formats? And what does this data ultimately reveal about our lives and our humanity?