Intuition and ingenuity: a touring art exhibition in celebration of the life of Alan Turing

Sue Gollifer

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2012 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, one of the greatest minds Britain has ever produced. Between inventing the digital computer and helping to decode the German Enigma machine, to founding the science of Artificial Intelligence, the world today would have been a very different place without him and his ideas. His work on morphogenesis (the biological processes that cause organisms to grow in a particular shapes) and the now famous "Turing Test" for machine intelligence have captures the imagination of artists for decades whilst his technological developments have given them the tools to create new kinds of artworks. This project, which takes its name from Turing's own writing on the subject of mathematical reasoning, brings together a number of important artists from digital art pioneers to emerging contemporaries to investigate and celebrate Turing's enduring influence on art and contemporary culture. Through an exhibition and a series of events. This is an official Alan Turing 2012 project, organised by the Alan Turing 2012 Arts and Culture Subcommittee.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012
Eventexhibition - Kinetica Art Fair, London, February 2012; Lighthouse, Brighton, February 2012; The AISB/IACAP World Congress, Birmingham, July 2012; V&A, London, September 2012; Blinc Digital Festival, Conwy, Wales, October 2012
Duration: 1 Feb 2012 → …


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