The Bit Player

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The Bit Player

biography electrical engineer information technology computer science

The Bit Player

Release Date: May 29, 2019

Year    :   2019
Slogan    :   «Who would think of a flaming trumpet?»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Director    :   Mark Levinson
Producers    :   Mark Levinson, Michael Bowes, Blake Ashman-Kipervaser, Amenya Makuku, Michelle Effros, Christina Fragouli, Quentin Little, Alon Orlitsky, Ruediger Urbanke, Omar Deleon, Bradley Grenon, Raul Martinez, Rita Raider, Sarah Rummel, Lauren Vanderschuur
Writers    :   Sergio Verdú
RunTime    :   85 mins.

The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius, Claude Shannon (the "Father of Information Theory"), who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity.

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