The Bit Player Screens November 3 at MIT in Cambridge
Join us for the latest screening of the The Bit Player, the first feature film about Claude Shannon. The IEEE Information Theory Society has helped to produce this film, which combines interviews with leading scientists, archival film, inventive animation and compelling commentary from Shannon himself to tell the story of an overlooked genius who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity. Mark Levinson, director of the award-winning film Particle Fever, wrote, produced and directed The Bit Player.
Oct 29, 2019

Over the summer,  The Bit Player screened to full houses at two showings in California. It has recently played to enthusiastic audiences at film festivals in Paris, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, and is now being shown at special screenings around the U.S. In its Boston premiere, Claude Shannon will come “home” for a special screening at   MIT Building 26 , Room 100 on Sunday, November 3. The screening begins at 2:00 pm. Following the movie, there will be a panel discussion with director Mark Levinson, Prof. Robert Gallager (MIT) and Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University).  Presented by the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT.

We would like to invite you to join us at this event. Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

Further details are available at LIDS.