The Bit Player

The Bit Player

Available on CuriosityStream, Prime Video
In 1948, Claude Shannon introduced the notion of a "bit", laying the foundation for the Information Age. His ideas power our modern life, influencing computing, genetics, neuroscience and AI. Mixing contemporary interviews, archival film, animation and dialogue from interviews with Shannon, The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius with unwavering curiosity.
Starring John Hutton, Judith Ivey, Kaliswa Brewster
Director Mark A. Levinson