Special Edition to commemorate Alan Turing* as winner of the BBC's Greatest Icon of the 20th Century poll. (February 2019)
As the biggest compliment - What better than art created by computer? Art with a bit of 'Turingismus' thrown in for good measure. Part of an extensive series of Artworks started some years ago. The morphogenesis and fibonacci collections came about from the elements originally created for this series.
This artwork includes 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. The composition is set against an abstract Union Flag composed of digital rainbow 'dot matrix' spots.
Materials:100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photorag
Gallery Edition: Large 23.4" x 26.5" (Edition of 20)**
* 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.
On 8 June 1954, Turing's housekeeper found him dead. He had died the previous day. A post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. When his body was discovered, an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and although the apple was not tested for cyanide, it was speculated that this was the means by which a fatal dose was consumed. An inquest determined that he had committed suicide, and he was cremated at Woking Crematorium on 12 June 1954.
This edition is part of the 'Morphogenesis and 'New Beginnings' series with an abstract butterfly and skull motif representing death and re-birth.
**Image size approx 20 inch square - Hand-signed - Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Artist: Czar Catstick
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Original Artwork: Czar Catstickand The Emperor's New Clothes Collective via Big Fat Arts Gallery.