9.3. Films in Computer Science¶
Have a movie and popcorn day or two with these films about computer scientists:
- Hidden Figures (Discussion Guide)
- When Computers Were Human (from Computer History Museum on YouTube, talks about the type of women computers portrayed in Hidden Figures)
- Without a Net: The Digital Divide (from National Geographic) (YouTube)
- AlphaGo a documentary about Google DeepMind's 'AlphaGo' algorithm (YouTube)
- Codebreaker or The Imitation Game or Enigma (movies about Alan Turing and the breaking of the Enigma Code during WW2) as well as many shorter documentaries on the Enigma Machine available on youtube.
- Citizen Four (a movie about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden)
- Halt and Catch Fire (TV series about the beginnings of the personal computer and the Internet)
- We are Legion: Story of Hacktivists: an interesting documentary about young hacker activists and the hacker group Anonymous (available on youtube)
- PBS Frontline: The Facebook Dilema part 1 and 2, and the movie "The Social Network" about Facebook's rise and problems.
- National Geographic: Inside Google, a documentary about Google's rise to power.
- Downloaded a documentary about Napster, the first music sharing site shut down by RCA.
- Submit: a documentary on cyber-bullying
- How a driverless car sees the road
- TED Talks on a variety of subjects, many dealing with technology.
- Coded Bias (Netflix | PBS) (Discussion Guide)
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