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. See here to listen.