computer Documentaries

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

2015 Unrated

American filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the personal life of Steve Jobs in this 2015 documentary "The Man in the Machine".   Jobs is easily one of the most important people in the history of computing, for the products he helped develop were ergonomic and desirable as well as be[...]

Silicon Cowboys

2016 Unrated

Silicon Cowboys, a 2016 technology documentary following the extraordinary story of three friends who dreamt up the idea of the portable computer in the early 1980's.   In an age of the iPhone looking back to early days of modern computing is like looking into the stone age. But you c[...]

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

2015 Unrated

  Marcus du Sautoy hosts The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms, a 2015 BBC science documentary which aims to unravel mysteries surrounding these instructions.   Today almost everything we do is controlled by an algorithm since most of us depend on electronic devices to liv[...]

Revolution OS

2001 Unrated

  Revolution OS, directed by J. T. S. Moore takes a look back over the last twenty years of the open source operating systems Linux and GNU and how they came to lead the charge in this software revolution.   When we say “revolution” these platforms have never been[...]

Steve Jobs: One Last Thing


Steve Jobs: One Last Thing, a PBS produced documentary about Steve Jobs’ and Steve Wozniaks’ founding of Apple computer and the huge influence it has had on the personal computers we use today. From creating home brew projects in the garage to making devices use by millions of people aro[...]

Zero Days (preview)

2016 Unrated

Zero Days is a 2016 documentary film created by award winning film director Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie,Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief)  about the famous self-replicating virus Stuxnet. Stuxnet is a computer virus which was first detected back in 201[...]

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine


Man VS machine. This documentary is about the famous chess game between Garry Kasparov who at the time was considered by many to be the best chess player in the world and the IBM built super computer named “deep blue”. The computer was designed and built in 1996 with the specific in[...]

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing


A documentary about the history of the modern computer. Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of the unlikely genius Ada Lovelace who is responsive for creating the blueprint for the modern day computer which has totally transformed the world we live in.    Hannah explores the story of Ada a[...]

The Joy of Logic


In this documentary we take a step into the world of logic with computer scientist Dave Cliff. To explain how logic has enriched all of our lives we explore philosophy, maths, science and technology all of which at their core are defined by logic. An example used by Dave Cliff is the program th[...]

Defeating the hackers


In the past the biggest threat to the world was almost solely nuclear weapons however, in 2015 the greatest threat is almost certainly the keyboard. As everything that we do in our lives is connected to the internet we can never be sure that our personal information is 100% safe from lone hacke[...]

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