Category Archives: Andrew Hodges

An Alan Turing Year That is for Everyone

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine  Days to Centenary:  170 Believe it or not there are still places on the Earth where there are no internet connections — such places certainly exist in the … Continue reading

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Turing As A Gay Icon

Days to Centenary: 204 In the runup to the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth on June 23, 2012 and the Alan Turing Year events throughout 2012, the world is being exposed to the facts of Alan Turing’s life on a scale … Continue reading

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Good Night, Sweet Prince

Days to Centenary: 245 Today’s video is outstanding — simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious. Ignore the video quality (it’s clearly a digitized videotape) — watch it! Why?  Because even if you know plenty about Alan Turing’s wartime work, which is estimated … Continue reading

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Turing’s Legacy – Art: Turing Inspires the Godfather of Pop Art

Days to Centenary: 251 On a Sunday (like today) most of us who can do so like to take a break from the workaday world and, if we’re really lucky, from other mundane quotidian concerns like cleaning and shopping, to … Continue reading

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Podcasting Alan Turing, Review #1: TechStuff’s “Spotlight On Alan Turing”

Days to Centenary: 263 This is the first in a series of reviews of podcasts available for free through iTunes that relate to Alan Turing. It’s my intention to review all such podcasts on this site before the centenary arrives. … Continue reading

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The Definitive Turing Biography: “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges

Days to Centenary: 264 Andrew Hodges was uniquely qualified to write a biography of Alan Turing on at least three counts.  First, he is a professor at Wadham College, Oxford, working in the mathematics of theoretical physics.  Second, he is … Continue reading

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