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Making the Most of the Micro

Follow up series to The Computer Programme, looking at microcomputers

This series went into much more practical detail about how to use home computers for a range of purposes. Each programme looked at examples of computing in the wider world as well as at home micro applications. The BBC micro itself was used for demonstrations and to display explanatory graphics as well as producing in-vision name superimpositions and the end credits.

Presenter Ian McNaught Davis (a self confessed ‘mainframer’ – i.e., a professional user of big computers) – was led … Ler mais


Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car

Horizon explores the artificial intelligence required to replace human drivers in cars, peers into the future driverless world and discovers that it might not be all good news

The car has shrunk the world, increased personal freedom and in so many ways expanded our horizons, but there is a flipside. Fumes from car exhausts have helped to destroy our environment, poisoned the air we breathe and killed us in far more straightforward ways. But all that is going to change.

This episode enters a world where cars can drive themselves, a world where we are simply passengers, ferried about by wholesome green compassionate technology which will never ever … Ler mais


Horizon: Cyber Attack – The Day the NHS Stopped

A few weeks ago (2017), the National Health Service was hit by a devastating cyber attack - Horizon tells the inside story of one of the most challenging days in the history of the NHS

On the morning of 12 May 2017 the attack started. Appointment systems, pathology labs, x-rays and even CT scanners were infected – putting not just data but patients lives at risk, and on every screen a simple – some may even say polite – message appeared. ‘Ooops, your files have been encrypted!’

But what followed was far from civilised. It was very clear that all the data on an infected machine was now scrambled and only the hackers could unscramble … Ler mais


Horizon: Defeating the Hackers

Horizon explores the murky and fast-paced world of hackers who are out to steal money and identities, and meets the scientists joining forces to help defeat them

Exploring the murky and fast-paced world of the hackers out to steal money and identities and wreak havoc with people’s online lives, and the scientists who are joining forces to help defeat them.

Horizon meets the two men who uncovered the world’s first cyber weapon, the pioneers of what is called ultra paranoid computing, and the computer expert who worked out how to hack into cash machines.

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Horizon: Monitor Me

Horizon explores the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, as well as how technology is helping medical professionals monitor fitness and health in unprecedented ways

Dr Kevin Fong explores a medical revolution that promises to help us live longer, healthier lives. Inspired by the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, it’s all about novel ways we can monitor ourselves around the clock. How we exercise, how we sleep, even how we sit.

Some doctors are now prescribing apps the way they once prescribed pills. Kevin meets the pioneers of this revolution. From the England Rugby 7s team, whose coach knows more about his players’ … Ler mais


Horizon: The Age of Big Data

Horizon tests the limits of the data revolution, crime prediction in LA, financial formulas in the city of London and a South African attempt to catalogue the entire cosmos

In Los Angeles, a remarkable experiment is underway; the police are trying to predict crime, before it even happens.

At the heart of the city of London, one trader believes that he has found the secret of making billions with maths. In South Africa, astronomers are attempting to catalogue the entire cosmos. These very different worlds are united by one thing – an extraordinary explosion in data.

Horizon meets the people at the forefront of the data revolution and reveals … Ler mais


The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion

Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path

The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion is a 2010 BBC documentary on the history of science presented by Michael Mosley.

For thousands of years we have wrestled with the great questions of existence. Who are we? What is the world made of? How did we get here? The quest to answer these is the story of science.

Each week, medical journalist Michael Mosley traces the often unpredictable path we have taken. From recreating a famous alchemist’s experiment, … Ler mais


Perseguindo Corais

Mergulhadores, cientistas e fotógrafos de todo o mundo montam uma campanha subaquática épica para documentar o desaparecimento dos recifes de coral

Chasing Coral (Perseguindo Corais) é um documentário de 2017 sobre uma equipe de mergulhadores, cientistas e fotógrafos de todo o mundo que documentam o desaparecimento dos recifes de coral. Perseguindo Corais foi produzido pela Exposure Labs e dirigido por Jeff Orlowski. O documentário estreou no Festival de Cinema de Sundance de 2017 e foi lançado globalmente na Netflix, como um Documentário Original da Netflix, em julho de 2017.

Os recifes de coral em todo o … Ler mais


O Nosso Planeta

Descubra a história do lugar que todos nós chamamos de lar – O nosso planeta, uma série documental inovadora e original da Netflix

Our Planet (O Nosso Planeta) é uma série britânica documental da natureza original da Netflix. A série é narrada por David Attenborough na sua versão original. Foi produzida pela Silverback Films, conduzida por Alastair Fothergill e Keith Scholey, os quais também criaram as séries documentais da BBCPlanet EarthFrozen Planet e The Blue Planet, em colaboração com a WWF (World Wildlife Fund ou Fundo Mundial para a Natureza em português).… Ler mais


Abstrato: A Arte do Design

Esta série documental de grande riqueza visual foi nomeada para o Emmy de Melhor Design Gráfico e Direção Artística

Abstract: The Art of Design é uma série documental original da Netflix que mostra artistas do ramo do design. A série conta com duas temporadas, a primeira tendo sido lançada no dia 10 de fevereiro de 2017 e a segunda no dia 25 de setembro de 2019. A série foi criada pelo ex-editor-chefe da Wired, Scott Dadich.

Entre na mente de alguns dos designers mais inovadores nas mais variadas disciplinas e descubra como o design afeta todos … Ler mais


Gaudí, 1852-1926

DVD video (47 min.) | Executive producer, Ricardo Rodriguez; cinematographer, David Arasa; editor, Gonzalo Rodriguez

Antonio Gaudí i Coronet was one of the most brilliant personalities living between the 19th and 20th centuries. A man with a great genius and spirit, a total artist, Gaudí has left the city of Barcelona with a wealth of creations such as Casa Vicens, Palau Güell, Casa Calvet, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, Sagrada Familia. These are some of the jewels that Producciones Philadelfia now brings to you, presenting the images … Ler mais


Las sombras de Gaudí

Documental de investigación sobre los procesos creativos de Gaudí

El rastro de Gaudí en Barcelona se ha convertido en una atracción monumental para visitantes de cualquier parte del mundo, pero cuando el 26 de junio de 1926 murió un santón indigente atropellado por un tranvía pocos lamentaron la pérdida del genio Antoni Gaudí. Hasta la actualidad, poco se ha sabido de su vida, marcada por la tragedia familiar; de su concepción de arquitectura revolucionaria en cuanto a estructuras y renovadora de la tradición religiosa; de la relación que mantuvo … Ler mais


Antonio Gaudí: An Unfinished Vision

'An Unfinished Vision' does provide lots of fascinating close-ups of Gaudí's buildings and hypos interest and understanding of them

In the 1960’s, Pennsylvania-born filmmaker, John Alaimo – current Gaudí-Club member – traveled to Barcelona and fell in love with the work of Antonio Gaudí. Although his Spanish was merely “acceptable” and he had only made 6 tele-films up to that point, he was so inspired by the zany architect’s wild forms and fantastic imagination, that he decided to make a movie which documented his life and works. The film, which was written and directed by Alaimo himself, and … Ler mais


Antonio Gaudí

A film by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) designed some of the world’s most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made.

In Antonio Gaudí, their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara’s film takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí’s truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished master­piece, the Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. With camera work as bold and sensual … Ler mais


Eames: o Arquiteto e a Pintora

A importância e a grandeza de dois designers norte-americanos

Charles e Ray Eames são o casal de designers mais importante e influente das artes americanas. Não só eram pessoas fascinantes como construíram uma obra inovadora, moderna, marcando o momento chave do design de produção. A obra de ambos perdura nas nossas vidas. Este documentário de Jason Cohn e Bill Jersey, é feito com uma estética familiar à obra dos Eames, mostra pela primeira vez a extensão e a importância do casal de designers e dos muitos outros que … Ler mais


Oficina para a paz; a construção da sede da ONU

Para o 60.º aniversário das Nações Unidas, a história de como onze arquitetos de renome mundial se uniram para projetar a sede da ONU em 1945

Este documentário de 54 minutos (A Workshop for Peace), produzido pela ONU/Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. mostra os bastidores do processo de concepção do projeto de arquitetura da sede da ONU em NY, que reuniu alguns dos principais arquitetos do mundo na época. A equipa era formada por 11 arquitetos: N. D. Bassov (União Soviética), Gaston Brunfaut (Bélgica), Ernest Cormier (Canadá), Le Corbusier (França/Suíça), Liang Ssu-cheng (China), Sven Markelius (Suécia), Oscar Niemeyer (Brasil), Howard Robertson (Reino Unido), … Ler mais