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. 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.
Sponsored by the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineer, and the College of Computing
The festival thanks its generous sponsors. Major sponsorship provided by the Department of Humanities, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.
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Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.