Codes & Clowns

(Linz, October 7, 2010) He juggled Indian clubs and cruised around college campuses and research labs on a unicycle. He programmed the world’s first wearable computer, which he then used to win $10,000 at roulette in Las Vegas. He created a mechanical mouse that could find its way out of any labyrinth, tinkered together the first remote-controlled toy truck, programmed a chess-playing computer and coined the term bit for a unit of information. Claude Shannon (US) is considered the founder of information theory. He helped pave the way to our world of digital media. Now, the Ars Electronica Center is hosting an exhibition curated by the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn that pays homage to this eccentric scientist, engineer and inventor. … Read more

Labyrinthmouse Theseus / Claude Shannon

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