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Top film,"The Imitation Game," vs. "Breaking the Code," the best play, are about Alan Turing

The Imitation Game is Oscar-worthy
Film Review and Commentary by Larry Murray

The Imitation Game, opens this week on Christmas Day across the nation, but in the Berkshires it will only be seen at the Triplex in Great Barrington. 1,080 more words


Enigma Machine

Enigma machines were used encode and decode secret messages in the twentieth century.  This one is on display at the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kansas.


The Life of Alan Turing

The other night I watched Codebreaker, a documentary based on the life of mathematician, Alan Turing, widely considered to be the the father of computer science. 340 more words

Explaining Enigma

Hi there! Something a little different i suppose, but with the release of The Imitation Game, i’ve been reading up a lot on Alan Turing recently and i just completely adore him. 496 more words

Alan Turing

Review - The Imitation Game

It’s a fascinating, if troubling, thought to imagine how different the world would be without Professor Alan Turing having been in it.

Recounting a compliment given to him at school by his best friend Christopher, the person who would have the greatest impact on his life, Turing notes that “sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine”. 727 more words


Alan Turing, more than just a genius

Alan Turing, (June 1912 – June 1954) was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, pioneering computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. 4,101 more words

Alan Turing

The Imitation Game

The first things to say about this film is that it is well worth seeing, profoundly moving and (in general) very well acted.

The second is that it gets to be this way by rather playing with the facts. 541 more words