Alan Turing Centenary Arts and Culture

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of mathematician Alan Turing, we have curated a touring exhibition of artworks created by pioneers of digital art alongside contemporary emerging artists whose work has been strongly influenced by Turing's life and ideas. The exhibition is primarily funded by Arts Council England, with additional support from the Computer Arts Society and The University of Hertfordshire. The exhibition is curated by Anna Dumitriu, Sue Gollifer and Nick Lambert. Explore the links above to find out more about the exhibition and Alan Turing.
2014 is the 60th anniversary of the death of Alan Turing and to mark the occasion Anna Dumitriu and Professor S. Barry Cooper will co-chair “The Future of Art and Computing” Symposium at AISB’50 (the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Society for Artifical Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) at Goldsmiths University, London, from 1st - 4th April 2014. The symposium will focus on new directions in art and technology collaboration, for example those developed via the major EU funded project ICT & ART Connect, which sets out to explore new boundaries bringing together artists and technologists to co-create and engage new audiences. We will be concerned with clarifying the nature of the relationship between art, meaning and science, with a focus on fundamental issues relating: human and machine intelligence; higher type and algorithmic computation; creativity, emergence and phase transitions; statistics, language and ‘big data’. Find out more.

2014 is the 60th anniversary of the death of Alan Turing and to mark the occasion Anna Dumitriu and Professor S. Barry Cooper will co-chair “The Future of Art and Computing” Symposium at AISB’50 (the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Society for Artifical Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) at Goldsmiths University, London, from 1st - 4th April 2014. The symposium will focus on new directions in art and technology collaboration, for example those developed via the major EU funded project ICT & ART Connect, which sets out to explore new boundaries bringing together artists and technologists to co-create and engage new audiences. We will be concerned with clarifying the nature of the relationship between art, meaning and science, with a focus on fundamental issues relating: human and machine intelligence; higher type and algorithmic computation; creativity, emergence and phase transitions; statistics, language and ‘big data’. Find out more.

— 6 months ago
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 The tour of “Intuition and Ingenuity” concluded at Bletchley Park, its spiritual home. The show ran between 1st and 30th November 2013 in Hut 12, the former “Intelligence Exchange”. There was a “meet the robots” event on 9th and 10th November in the mansion with “My New Robot Companion" and lots of robots built by The University of Hertfordshire’s Adaptive Systems Research Group. During World War II Alan Turing worked at Bletchley Park, with some of the greatest minds in the UK and developed the first digital computer known as Colossus in order to break the Enigma code. The exhibition included new works by boredomresearch (pictured) and Ernest Edmonds as well as works by Alex May and Martin A Smith, Paul Brown, William Latham, Sue Gollifer and Roman Verostko. Funded by Arts Council England.

 The tour of “Intuition and Ingenuity” concluded at Bletchley Park, its spiritual home. The show ran between 1st and 30th November 2013 in Hut 12, the former “Intelligence Exchange”. There was a “meet the robots” event on 9th and 10th November in the mansion with “My New Robot Companion" and lots of robots built by The University of Hertfordshire’s Adaptive Systems Research Group. During World War II Alan Turing worked at Bletchley Park, with some of the greatest minds in the UK and developed the first digital computer known as Colossus in order to break the Enigma code. The exhibition included new works by boredomresearch (pictured) and Ernest Edmonds as well as works by Alex May and Martin A Smith, Paul Brown, William Latham, Sue Gollifer and Roman Verostko. Funded by Arts Council England.

— 8 months ago with 1 note
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The Alan Turing Centenary Year has now drawn to a close. What a year it has been! The Arts and Culture Subcommittee have been particularly busy with our fantastic touring exhibition “Intuition and Ingenuity” (taking its name from Turing’s descriptions of his methodology for mathematics!) which has travelled the length and breadth of the UK. Starting at Kinetica in London, then to Lighthouse for Brighton Science Festival, then Lovebytes Festival in Sheffield, Birmingham for the AISB World Congress, London (again) for the London Digital Weekend at the V & A, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen for the British Science Festival, the blinc Festival in Conwy, Wales and finally ending the year at Phoenix Square in Leicester. But that’s not the end of the show! We are pleased to report that the exhibition will travel to Bletchley Park in 2013 and feature several new works. We are also pleased to announce Alan Turing Year has now become “Alan Turing Years”. See the new logo above.

The Alan Turing Centenary Year has now drawn to a close. What a year it has been! The Arts and Culture Subcommittee have been particularly busy with our fantastic touring exhibition “Intuition and Ingenuity” (taking its name from Turing’s descriptions of his methodology for mathematics!) which has travelled the length and breadth of the UK. Starting at Kinetica in London, then to Lighthouse for Brighton Science Festival, then Lovebytes Festival in Sheffield, Birmingham for the AISB World Congress, London (again) for the London Digital Weekend at the V & A, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen for the British Science Festival, the blinc Festival in Conwy, Wales and finally ending the year at Phoenix Square in Leicester. But that’s not the end of the show! We are pleased to report that the exhibition will travel to Bletchley Park in 2013 and feature several new works. We are also pleased to announce Alan Turing Year has now become “Alan Turing Years”. See the new logo above.

— 1 year ago
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Video of Martin A Smith and Alex May’s “A Portrait of Alan Turing in Sound and Visuals” projected on to the Conwy Civic Centre as part of the blinc digital arts festival. The portrait was commissioned by the Turing Centenary Arts and Culture Subcommittee for “Intuition and Ingenuity” for Turing’s 100th birthday celebration/Dorkboat (Dorkbot London) when it was performed live. It is also currently on show in “Intuition and Ingenuity” at Leicester Phoenix Square until 9th November 2012.

The soundscape was generated from Turing Patterns using image to sound software and incorporates recordings of the Bombe, the Second World War and elements from Snow White, a story that meant so much to Alan Turing.The intent, like a conventional painted portrait or photograph, is to represent aspects his character, life and work by using the medium of sound. Click here to listen. The work continues to tour and we welcome invitations to exhibit the piece.

— 1 year ago
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There will be a talks event at Phoenix Square Gallery in Leicester to accompany the exhibition of “Intuition and Ingenuity” there. It will be an opportunity to meet some of the artists behind the show and features Alex May and Anna Dumitriu (whose work “My Robot Companion” will be there for the afternoon, Vicky Isley and Paul Smith from boredomresearch, Tom Castle from Trope Troupe, Sean Clark, Nick Lambert and Chair of the Computer arts Society. See info here and photos of the show here.

There will be a talks event at Phoenix Square Gallery in Leicester to accompany the exhibition of “Intuition and Ingenuity” there. It will be an opportunity to meet some of the artists behind the show and features Alex May and Anna Dumitriu (whose work “My Robot Companion” will be there for the afternoon, Vicky Isley and Paul Smith from boredomresearch, Tom Castle from Trope Troupe, Sean Clark, Nick Lambert and Chair of the Computer arts Society. See info here and photos of the show here.

— 1 year ago
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We are pleased to be taking “Intuition and Ingenuity” to Conwy in Wales as part of the blinc digital festival. The festival has a strong Turing theme this year and includes a new large scale work by Craig Morrison entitled “Thank You” which is an emotional response to Alan Turing’s Epitaph re-created in neon. It will also be streamed on The BBC Space. The Turing Centenary Arts and Culture Subcommittee strongly supports the creation of this exciting new work honouring Turing. “My New Robot Companion” above, will also be shown and we are particularly pleased that our commissioned work “A Portrait of Alan Turing in Sound and Visuals” will be projected large scale on to the Civic Hall. See here for info.

We are pleased to be taking “Intuition and Ingenuity” to Conwy in Wales as part of the blinc digital festival. The festival has a strong Turing theme this year and includes a new large scale work by Craig Morrison entitled “Thank You” which is an emotional response to Alan Turing’s Epitaph re-created in neon. It will also be streamed on The BBC Space. The Turing Centenary Arts and Culture Subcommittee strongly supports the creation of this exciting new work honouring Turing. “My New Robot Companion” above, will also be shown and we are particularly pleased that our commissioned work “A Portrait of Alan Turing in Sound and Visuals” will be projected large scale on to the Civic Hall. See here for info.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
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We are excited to announce that Phoenix Square in Leicester will be the next venue for “Intuition and Ingenuity” the special design of the space for digital art installations means that we are able to exhibit works in new ways and also include some new projects that we love. The opening reception will take place on 8th October 2012. See here for more information. The exhibition will also include the stunning “Departures” by Trope Troupe (pictured). There will be a meet the artists/talks event on 3rd November 2012 with an opportunity to meet “My New Robot Companion" a humanoid, ‘face stealing’ robot.

We are excited to announce that Phoenix Square in Leicester will be the next venue for “Intuition and Ingenuity” the special design of the space for digital art installations means that we are able to exhibit works in new ways and also include some new projects that we love. The opening reception will take place on 8th October 2012. See here for more information. The exhibition will also include the stunning “Departures” by Trope Troupe (pictured). There will be a meet the artists/talks event on 3rd November 2012 with an opportunity to meet “My New Robot Companion" a humanoid, ‘face stealing’ robot.

— 1 year ago
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"Intuition and Ingenuity" has just opened at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen, in the Georgina Scott Library Gallery at Robert Gordon University. The show runs until 12th October 2012. See images here.
Anna Dumitriu and Alex May will also be giving a “Guests at Gray’s” talk at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen to accompany the exhibition at 1pm on 12th October 2012. See more information here.

"Intuition and Ingenuity" has just opened at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen, in the Georgina Scott Library Gallery at Robert Gordon University. The show runs until 12th October 2012. See images here.

Anna Dumitriu and Alex May will also be giving a “Guests at Gray’s” talk at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen to accompany the exhibition at 1pm on 12th October 2012. See more information here.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
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The exhibition of “Intuition and Ingenuity” at the AISB/IACAP World Congress in Birmingham was a great success and well attended. Artists and curators from the show were also fortunate to meet the President of the Alan Turing Year Advisory Committee Sir John Dermot Turing - nephew of the great man himself. See pictures here.

The exhibition of “Intuition and Ingenuity” at the AISB/IACAP World Congress in Birmingham was a great success and well attended. Artists and curators from the show were also fortunate to meet the President of the Alan Turing Year Advisory Committee Sir John Dermot Turing - nephew of the great man himself. See pictures here.

— 2 years ago
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