When: Tue., Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m. 2019
What would the world look like if Claude Shannon had not done what he did? 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. The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity. Meet the director, Mark Levinson, whose award-winning "Particle Fever" took the science world by storm.