1. [HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEO ESSAYS LIKE THIS! patreon.com/AdamWestbrook]

    It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world - and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything about the Information Age we live in.

    How did we make such a mind bending transition into the digital world? And how does it work? It turns out it's all based on a concept that is surprisingly beautiful in its simplicity. This short video essay explores what that idea is and tells you about the man who figured it all out.

    Computers are everywhere and control almost every aspect of our lives. In the next 6 minutes you'll find out how they really work.

    // DELVE DEEPER:

    Curious? Read Andrew Lih's quick explanation of Information Theory
    edge.org/response-detail/11486

    Even more interested? Spend an hour learning Information Theory with this Cambridge Professor videolectures.net/mackay_course_01/

    Super interested? Read "Information: a history, a theory, a flood" by James Glieck
    amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004P1JEY8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B004P1JEY8&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

    A maths person? Read Shannon's original 1948 paper which changed the world: magmamater.cl/MatheComm.pdf

    // PREVIOUS VIDEO ESSAYS

    The Long Game Part 1 - delve.tv/the-long-game-part-one/
    The Long Game Part 2 - delve.tv/the-long-game-part-2/

    Spanish translation by Ana Ribera Molinos
    Indonesian translation by Farras Octara farrasoctara.com/
    German translation by Otiko Bagaturia
    French translation: Otiko Bagaturia & Dimitri Paroulava
    Portuguese translation: João Brito

    // TRANSCRIPT

    Want to translate this into your own language?
    Here's a transcript of this essay - message us with a .vtt file and we'll create captioning in your language.
    delve.tv/wp-content/uploads/Delve_3_Transcript.pdf

    // CREDITS

    STOCK VIDEO: Beachfront B-roll / Dissolve.com / Mitch Martinez
    ARCHIVE: Prelinger Archives, San Francisco / Charles and Ray Eames
    IMAGES OF CLAUDE SHANNON: MIT Museum Boston / Nixdorf MuseumsForums, Paderborn
    CROUPIER: John Ngo
    PIANIST: Steph O'Dea
    ANIMATION: Adam Westbrook
    MUSIC: James Brett, Min-Y-LLan, Hugo 'Droopy' Contini
    STORY DESIGN + DIRECTION: Adam Westbrook
    PUBLISHED BY: delve.tv

    This video essay is released under a Creative Commons Licence for Non-commercial Attribution: share, remix, remake - but please give credit!

    Find out more about Delve: delve.tv
    Why does Delve exist? delve.tv/about

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  2. It's everywhere. We need and want it. We find it in places where we wouldn't expect it. A world without plastic is inconceivable. But do we know the consequences of our self-indulgent plastic consumption? This film shows various problems associated with plastic and looks at possible solutions.

    The making of: vimeo.com/100698319
    For more information visit http://www.itsaplasticworld.com
    Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/itsaplasticworld

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    Credits

    Production: Andreas Tanner (http://www.andix.ch)
    Associated Producer: Guave Motion (http://www.guavemotion.ch)
    Music and Sound Design: Alexander Rösch (http://facebook.com/darklobster)
    English Voice: Thomas Lüthi
    Webdesign: Malte Vollmerhausen

    Subtitle translation:

    French: Corinne Roy
    Croatian: Marko Skenderović
    Italian: Focus Magazine Italy
    Spanish: Sarah Edelman
    Portugese: Felipe F. Schnack
    Turkish: Dilek Sahin
    Bulgarian: Denitza Petrova
    Hungarian: Adam Paloczi
    Ukainian: Denis Seleznyov, Julia Kolesnik, Oleksandr Korzh
    Chinese: Wan-Jou (Joyce) Lin

    Please also watch these great movies about other important topics:

    Ending Overfishing: vimeo.com/42619545
    Let's Talk About Soil: vimeo.com/53618201
    Underwater noise: vimeo.com/67804123
    Gasland: vimeo.com/44367635

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  3. Some ambulance workers in Monrovia have been infected with Ebola, while others have been attacked for not getting to patients in time. A week on the road as Liberia’s capital dips deeper into crisis.

    Read the story here: nyti.ms/1F4iIuW

    Click here to follow us: vimeo.com/newyorktimes
    Watch more videos at: nytimes.com/video
    Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/nytvideo

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  4. Age is just a number. Short documentary portrait of 62 years old Milos Kmetko from Slovakia. He is not a typical retiree, he does things which to his peers seem crazy and spends most of his time with young people. His greatest passion is snowboarding.

    Shot on canon 6D

    Follow me on http://facebook.com/Patrikpaulinyivideo for more photos, videos & updates.
    ppaulinyi@gmail.com

    # vimeo.com/115068830 Uploaded 313K Plays 115 Comments
  5. Three volunteers are on the shortlist to be among four people on the Mars One programme, the first manned space flight to Mars – a one-way trip that's effectively a suicide mission. A physics student in the UK, a young doctor from Mozambique and an Iraqi-American woman, all happy to sacrifice their futures for a place in history. Why do they want to leave Earth, and who are they leaving behind? As the list of potential Mars explorers is whittled down further on 16 February, meet those competing to be the first to land on the Red Planet.

    New short documentaries weekly for you from The Guardian. Follow our account to get all our new videos in your Feed.

    Get the whole picture ► http://bit.ly/guardianhome

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