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GTFO - Get the F**k Out - Women in Gaming
Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are…
The Future of Work and Death - The Impact of Technological Advances on Human Life
'What is humanity?' In this revealing documentary, world experts in the fields of Futurology, Anthropology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life; Work and Death. Charting human developments from Homo Habilis,…
Banking on Bitcoin - How a Cyber-Currency is Disrupting the Economy
Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of…
Generation Like
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture--artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another--in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? In Generation…
Google and the World Brain
In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible…
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What Is Programming? Why Python?
Episode 1 of How to Program
"Hello, World!" Following tradition, write a program that produces this greeting as your first exercise in coding a computer program. Learn why Python is the ideal computer language for beginners and many others. After this lesson, follow the onscreen instructions…
Killswitch - The Battle to Control the Internet
The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs. KILLSWITCH is about the battle for control over the Internet. This is the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize…
Game Over - Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
Video and computer games represent a $6 billion a year industry. One out of every ten households in American owns a Sony Playstation. Children who own video game equipment play an average of ten hours per week. And yet, despite…
Silicon Valley
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert…
Militainment, Inc. - Militarism and Pop Culture
Militainment, Inc. offers a fascinating, disturbing, and timely glimpse into the militarization of American popular culture, examining how U.S. news coverage has come to resemble Hollywood film, video games, and "reality television" in its glamorization of war. Mobilizing an astonishing…
I Dream of Wires
I Dream of Wires is a documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the machine that shaped electronic music: the modular synthesizer. The film explores the synthesizer's remarkable history, revealing how innovators like Robert Moog, working at Columbia University's…
Addicted to Sexting - Technology's Impact on Sexual Intimacy
A look at the social media phenomenon known as "sexting" -- the process of sending sexually explicit photos via text messages or on the Internet. The film explores scandals sexting has caused as well as the ways it can actually…
Google: The Trouble with Success
Google has grown from nothing in 1998 to a multinational tech giant. We tell that story, we identify the drivers of success. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't want to sell advertising at first. Now Google search is a…
Artificial Intelligence
Episode 34 of Redefining Reality
Trace the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) from simple calculating machines to computers that can vanquish chess masters. Learn the distinction between weak AI, such as a chess-playing machine, and strong AI, which is a machine that has a truly…
Computer Chess
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We…
A Gamer's Life - The Lives of Professional Video Game Players
Follow two professional gamers as they reveal the secrets behind making a living by playing games. With never-before-seen gameplay footage, and featuring appearances from Lindsay Elyse, David Walsh, Andy Dudynsky, Aaron Elam, and more, A GAMER'S LIFE goes behind-the-scenes of…
Joystick Warriors - Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism
For years, there has been widespread speculation, but very little consensus, about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. Joystick Warriors provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on…
State of Play: The World of South-Korean Professional Video Gamers
"Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays." -- Friedrich Schiller Globally, thousands of teenagers are seriously contemplating a professional career as a…
8 Bit Generation - The Commodore Computer Wars
When Jack Tramiel invented Commodore in the 1970's, he envisioned computing for the masses and not just the upper classes. Spearheading the personal technology revolution and combatting giants like Apple and IBM, Commodore became a household name by changing the…
Variables: Operations and Input/Output
Episode 2 of How to Program
Study some of the basic operations of computers. First, investigate the memory hierarchy and what the CPU does. Then consider variables, which are like boxes where units of data are stored in a program. Look at simple arithmetic operations with…