Turingismus: Digital Alan Turing Portrait (11111100100)
Part of the Alan Turing Series of Commemorative Portraits.*
This artwork is a collage of equations, binary code, fibonacci numbers and pattern formations based on his experimental work on the Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis plus notes from Alan Turing's life.
Type: Fine-Art Print
Materials: 100% Cotton
Paper: Hahnemuhle German Etching
XL 30 inch Square Edition (2020)
Image is approx. 24 x 24 inches
This artwork is sold unframed
Special Edition 1/1 for 2020
Signed and accredited by the artist**
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
*Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. The 'Turing test' is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.
Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, when such acts were still criminalised in the UK. He accepted treatment with oestrogen injections (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined his death a suicide; his mother and some others believed it was accidental. On 10 September 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for "the appalling way he was treated." The Queen granted him a posthumous pardon on 24 December 2013.
Artist: Stewart aka Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective
**Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane - Signed as StewartHR
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