Category Archives: art

Turing vs. Church and the Great Mathematics Throw-Down

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 126 Mathematicians, math students, and secret math hobbyists who go to sleep at night fantasizing about having an Erdös number: I  want to … Continue reading

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The Computable Artist — On Turing and Michelangelo

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine  Days to Centenary:  162 Turing and the Art of Classical Computability [12pp., download PDF here] sounds like the name of yet another derivative paper, maybe a … Continue reading

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Touring Turing — Awesome Artists for a Genial Genius

Do not miss this: the official Alan Turing Year 2012 is on IndieGoGo.com to raise funds for a Turing-centric art exhibition that will be staged at a number of different venues.  This will be a travelling exhibit entitled  “Intuition and Ingenuity,” … Continue reading

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The Gentleman Vandal and the Turingator

Days to the Centenary: 239 Posterchild is the nom de guerre (or maybe nom d’art) of a Toronto street artist, a self-styled “gentleman vandal” who creates independent public art.  Sometimes his work is in a familiar style, like stencilling.  Other … 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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Turing’s Legacy — Art: Turing Goes to Hollywood!

Days to Centenary: 255 Nikki Finke‘s very reliable blog Deadline Hollywood announced yesterday that Warner Brothers has bought Graham Moore’s spec script The Imitation Game, based on the life of Alan Turing, for an unspecified amount in the seven figures. … Continue reading

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Turing’s Legacy — Art: Codebreaking Sculpture on Display in Guildford

Days to Centenary: 258 In previous posts I’ve highlighted elements of Alan Turing’s legacy in spheres as diverse as philanthropy and humour. Now, on to the arts. A sculpture commemorating Alan Turing’s codebreaking work has just gone on display in … Continue reading

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