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.


    Curious? Read Andrew Lih's quick explanation of Information Theory

    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

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


    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


    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.

    // 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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