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Rise of the Machines

   2020    Technology
From the first transistor to deep learning networks, the rise of computing power over the last 50 years has been so phenomenal it's changed everything from the way we communicate to how our appliances interact. Fuelled by giant leaps forward in computer technology, the race is on. As the progress of machines continues to accelerate, so will the pace of change.
Series: The Great Acceleration

The Social Dilemma

   2020    Technology
Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.

The Bit Player

   2018    History
The film tells the story of an overlooked genius: Claude Shannon. In a blockbuster paper in 1948, Claude Shannon introduced the notion of a 'bit' and laid the foundation for the information age. His ideas ripple through nearly every aspect of modern life, influencing such diverse fields as communication, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cosmology, linguistics, and genetics. But when interviewed in the 1980s, Shannon was more interested in showing off the gadgets he'd constructed -- juggling robots, a Rubik's Cube solving machine, a wearable computer to win at roulette, a unicycle without pedals, a flame-throwing trumpet -- than rehashing the past.
Mixing contemporary interviews, archival film, animation and dialogue drawn from interviews conducted with Shannon himself, The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity.

The Great Hack

   2019    Culture
A film about the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Have you ever filled out an online survey? Do you wonder why you receive ads for products that you happened to research the day before? Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset, and it is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. We’re in a battle for control over our most intimate personal details. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data breach that rocked the world.

Inside Bills Brain: Decoding Bill Gates 2of3

   2019    History
Bill Gates is on a mission. He needs to unlock the mysteries of the PDP-10 computer. But the adults won't share the source code with 13-year-old Bill. So he enlists his older friend Paul Allen. Together they boldly go where no one has gone before. If they find the source code, Bill and Paul will finally be able to master the computer.
The connections that shaped Bill Gates' life come into focus, including a childhood friendship and his unique bond with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Series: Inside Bills Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

   2014    Science
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History
Secret History of Comics
Secret History of Comics

   2017    Art
Motivation
Motivation

   2017    Culture
In Search of Beethoven
In Search of Beethoven

   2009    Art
Colour The Spectrum of Science
Colour The Spectrum of Science

   2015    Science
Empire of the Tsars
Empire of the Tsars

   2017    History