Dorkbot London is celebrating the Alan Turing Centenary with a Dorkboat. A dorkboat is where they hire a boat for 100 people for 2 hours of dorkbot presentations etc, to go from Westminster to Kew. This one is on Saturday 23rd June 2012 (the day of the centenary). They then plan to go to the Watermans Gallery to look around the exhibitions, and enjoy a curry buffet in the Watermans restaurant with suitably dorky ‘cabaret’ including a special live performance of Martin A Smith’s “Sound Portrait of Alan Turing” accompanied by a stunning VJ performance by Alex May.
There will be a prize of a portrait by Paul the robot (built by Patrick Tresset)for the best Alan Turing Centenary themed fancy dress costume to celebrate what would have been the great man’s 100th birthday on 23rd June. We will also have a wonderful Enigma Machine birthday cake for Turing to celebrate the day (both sponsored by The Alan Turing Centenary Arts and Culture Subcommittee) . See here for more information.