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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.
Conversations with Dolphins
Conversations with Dolphins

   2016    Science
Space Phenomena
Space Phenomena

   2020    Science
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

   2014    Science
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial

      History
Dirty Money
Dirty Money

   2018    Culture
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America

   2012    History
The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds

   1998    Nature