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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.
Life
Life

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The Making of the Mob
The Making of the Mob

   2016    History
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
Conversations with Dolphins
Conversations with Dolphins

   2016    Science
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles

   2013    History
War of the Century
War of the Century

   2005    History
The Great Acceleration
The Great Acceleration

   2020    Technology
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History