The Bit Player


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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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1h 30min


John Hutton
Claude Shannon
Judith Ivey
Betty Shannon
Andrew Pastides
Claude Shannon (young man)
V.J. Scarpaci
Claude Shannon (boy)
Toleeya Napolitano
Young girl neighbor
Adam Heller
Cleve Asbury
Bell Labs Engineer
Mark Lyons
Bell Labs Engineer
Randall McNeal
Bell Labs Engineer
Andrew Patrick Nelson
Bell Labs Engineer
Michael Rose
Bell Labs Engineer
Remi Sandri
Bell Labs Engineer
Geoff Schuppert
Bell Labs Engineer
Jack Sochet
Bell Labs Engineer
Kurt Ziskie
Bell Labs Engineer
Gloria Mann
Bell Labs Secretary
Sandy York
Bell Labs Secretary
James Rutledge
IAS Mathematician