The Bit Player

  • Aug 19 - Aug 20, 2020
  • English 90 mins
  • Director | Mark A. Levinson
  • Writer | Mark A. Levinson
  • Producer | Mark A. Levinson

THE BIT PLAYER is a 2019 documentary film created to celebrate the 2016 centenary of the birth of Claude Shannon, the "father of information theory". The film was produced and directed by Mark Levinson, in cooperation with the IEEE Information Theory Society and the IEEE Foundation.

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.

THE BIT PLAYER film will be available for 24hrs (EST) on on August 19.

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A conversation with director Mark Levinson moderated by Imagine Science artistic director Alexis Gambis will take place at 10AM on Aug 19 and be available here.

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