Science offers the boldest metaphysics of our age. It is a thoroughly human
construct, driven by the faith that if we dream, press to discover, explain, and
dream again, the world will somehow come clearer and we will grasp the true
strangeness of the universe.
- Edward O. Wilson
I was hired by IBM to make a film for the year 2000. It was for an
"in house" conference of IBM employees. Regrettably, the conference
was cancelled, and the film was never finished.
I interviewed many extraordinary IBM employees, including Charles Bennet,
Isaac Chuang, Bob Dennard, Bernie Meyerson and Don Eigler - to name
I separated the film into portraits of individual scientists to give a
feeling for the breadth of IBM's achievements in research. This section
on Ike Chuang was to be the concluding segment of the movie.