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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science pres.

The Bit Player

A documentary about Claude Shannon

John Hutton stars as Claude Shannon John Hutton stars as Claude Shannon
John Hutton stars as Claude Shannon
The EECS Department has partnered with the Michigan Theater to screen “The Bit Player,” a film which highlights the contributions of U-M alumnus Claude Shannon (BSE EE and Math, 1936), who introduced the notion of a “bit” and laid the foundation for the information age. Shannon’s ideas continue to ripple through nearly every aspect of modern life, influencing such diverse fields as communication, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cosmology, linguistics, and genetics.

The film is a part of the Michigan Theater's "Science on Screen" series and is sponsored by the EECS Department. The film will be introduced by director Mark A. Levinson and will be followed by a Q&A panel with EECS faculty, Professors Alfred Hero, David Neuhoff, and Chris Peikert.
John Hutton stars as Claude Shannon John Hutton stars as Claude Shannon
John Hutton stars as Claude Shannon

Cost

  • $10.50, $8.50 for students. EECS students, faculty, and staff may attend for $3 with a voucher. Vouchers are available from EECS undergrad advising and grad program offices.
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