Monthly Archives: March 2012

Turing Media Feast, Part II: George Dyson + the Digital Universe

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 84 The TV Ontario show Big Ideas is one of the best products of public television in Canada, as I’ve written on a related blog. Big Ideas … Continue reading

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Turing Media Feast, Part I: Radiolab Goes Turing

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 85 Just before we move on: The Turing Tenner Prize has yet to be claimed! See the previous post for details.  The deadline … Continue reading

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The Great Turing Tenner Showdown

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 93  On account of inconsistent announcements regarding the closing date of the Great Turing Tenner Showdown, entries will now be accepted until midnight, … Continue reading

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The Fictional Life of Alan Turing

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine “A great science fiction detective story featuring a classic noir detective, a fading super-star, a nymphomaniac, and an AI who channels Alan Turing, the father of computing, … Continue reading

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New Portrait of Alan Turing

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 99  Aside: Regulars know that my novel Luck and Death at the Edge of the World includes a posthumous appearance of sorts by Alan Turing. … Continue reading

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The Daily Mail Comes Clumsily to Turing’s Cause

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 105 A Quick Aside: Those of you who are regular visitors to this blog will  know that I have a novel being published … Continue reading

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16,000 Turings?

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 112 Mancunian Matters reports that there are 16,000 men alive today who were convicted of Gross Indecency, the same offence to which  Alan … Continue reading

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