We’re almost two years past the Turing centenary now–in fact we’ve gone some ways toward the bicentennial–but the momentum that began in the lead-up to the centenary is still in evidence.
Regular readers will know that a Turing Elf is someone who creates a work in relation to Turing out of private passion rather than as part of a set of official duties, and the Turing Elves are still out there cobbling together works of art, educational materials, memorials and tributes, and iPhone apps.
Today’s column honors Steve Ollington, Lis, and the Manchester Jury’s Inn, who together have created an online infographic that’s a mini-tutorial on Turing’s life and work.
As Steve wrote, the Jury’s Inn:
…recognise his importance as key figure in British History and a national treasure, and they liked the thought of providing a memorial that would engage, teach and honour a great figure, especially one who is such a local hero.
Their infographic succinctly (and attractively) sums up many of the key points of Turing’s story and is a great point of access for those who are just learning about the man and his place in history.
It’s reproduced below,and you can visit it on the Jury’s Inn site here.
Alan Turing of Manchester, by Jurys Inn Manchester Hotel