Lovebytes 2012: Intuition and Ingenuity: The Impact of Alan Turing
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This event last happened on 23 March 2012
Artists and curators talk about the Intuition and Ingenuity exhibition
This event is FREE but a ticket is required
Please call the Showroom Box Office - 0114 275 7727
Artists and curators involved with the official Alan Turing Centenary touring exhibition "Intuition and Ingenuity" discuss their work and the background to the show, including insights into Turing's life and work
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 captured the imagination of artists for decades whilst his technological developments have given them the tools to create new kinds of artworks. This exhibition, 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.
See the Intuition & Ingenuity Exhibition at the Workstation, 23-24 March.