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Intuition and Ingenuity - For Alan Turing Year

“Intuition and Ingenuity”: An Art Exhibition in Celebration of the Life of Alan Turing (for Alan Turing Year 2012)

2012 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, one of the greatest minds Britain has ever produced. From 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 into particular shapes), and the now famous “Turing Test” for machine intelligence, have captured the imagination of artists for decades. Furthermore, his technological developments have given them the tools to create new kinds of artwork. This exhibition takes its name from Turing’s own writing on the subject of mathematical reasoning. It brings together a number of important artists, from digital art pioneers to emerging contemporaries, to investigate Turing’s enduring influence on art and contemporary culture.

Artists already confirmed include: Roman Verostko, Boredom Research, Patrick Tresset, Greg Garvey, Anna Dumitriu and Alex May.

“Intuition and Ingenuity” will tour throughout 2012, see the arts and culture section on the website for more information.