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The End of the Alan Turing Year–And the Beginning of the Bicentennial

Days to the Bicentennial: 36,333 What an awesome year for Turing fans–which in the computer age is pretty much everyone, whether they know it or not. Still, at long last the Alan Turing Year is drawing to a close. As … Continue reading

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Illuminating Alan Turing With The Caustic Effect

Days since the Centenary: 144 Days to the Bicentennial: 36,380 The Turing Elves are at it again. (Really? It’s almost the end of the Alan Turing Year and you haven’t encountered the term “Turing Elf” before? See the tab at … Continue reading

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Alan Turing, Muse to Musicians

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine NOW AVAILABLE for instant download! Click to find out more. Days since the Centenary: 20 Days to the Bicentennial: 36,504 Alan Turing has has turned up … Continue reading

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Alan Turing & The Suicide Question

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine NOW AVAILABLE for instant download! Click to find out more. Days since the Centenary: 15 Days to the Bicentennial: 36,509 The official verdict regarding Alan Turing’s … Continue reading

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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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The Turing Elves Put On Radiohead Masks

Days to Centenary: 214 Turing Elves — to whom I have referred several times on this blog — are those often invisible but near-ubiquitous souls who have no official standing vis a vis Alan Turing, but who nonetheless mount performances, … Continue reading

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Turing in Fiction — Greg Egan’s “Oracle”

Days to Centenary: 219 There is a small but not insignificant body of fiction which features Alan Turing as a character.  With great good luck it turns out that some very good examples of the oevre are available free online. … 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 Elves Go All “Maker Faire” On An Ancient Art

Days to Centenary: 243 Today’s installment of Turing’s artistic legacy has a distinctly DIY, make-ist [Make magazine | NYC Maker Faire] spirit. Rupert Rawnsley of Cardiff, UK has made a lithophane of his hero (and ours) Alan Turing. He did … Continue reading

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