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.
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
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!
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.
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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
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
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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.
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