Monday, February 13, 2012

Intuition and Ingenuity: An Art Exhibition in Celebration of the Life of Alan Turing

Portrait of Alan Turing by Paul the Robot,
built by artist Patrick Tresset
A touring art exhibition in celebration of the life of Alan Turing called “Intuition and Ingenuity” is now showing as as part of the Kinetica Artfair at 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS. It will then be showing at the Lighthouse during the Brighton Science Festival and later at venues around the country.


    "2012 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, one of the greatest minds Britain has 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 his ideas.
    His work on morphogenesis (what makes organisms grow in particular shapes) and the now famous “Turing Test” for machine intelligence have captured the imagination of artists for decades.
This exhibition, which takes its name from Turing’s own writing, brings together a number of important artists, from digital art pioneers to emerging contemporary artists, including Roman Verostko, boredomresearch, Patrick Tresset, Anna Dumitriu and Alex May.
    
Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity, there are some fascinating looking pieces in the Kinetica Artfair (preview here).