TCAC Media Subcommittee
Alan Turing has achieved iconic status for many people, and in many communities,
scientific, cultural and social. As the 2012 centenary approaches, his vision and personal life
provides fascinating media material. Please help us make Turing's unique contribution to
today's world, and to our understanding of it, better known.
The TCAC Media Subcommittee
is a very loose and disparate group of people with experience
and/or special involvement with the media - press, TV/radio, film,
PR, design, etc. Feel free to contact members of the group with news and background
relating to Turing's life and work - and do volunteer to join if you are
able to add your time, enthusiasm and expertise to this exciting part of the centenary.
- Daniela Derbyshire (Co-chair,
and ATY Media Contact, email:
turing @ live.co.uk):
Consultant with a special interest in international corporate
AI pioneer and implementer
first computer chess program.
- Derek Marriott (Co-chair):
Technical and Management Consultant for Creative
Industries. Researcher, lecturer and (self described) "general all round busy body".
- Matthew C. Applegate:
Reprogrammer of vintage computer systems to create new music; has been interviewed by CNN, BBC Radio
and BBC Television, and several magazines.
- Jonathan Black:
Project Director, Computer Science for Fun Project (CS4FN).
- Sue Black:
IT Dept. Head at Westminster Univ., Force behind
BCS John Ivinson
Award, 2009; founder
- Barry Cooper:
Mathematician, speaker, author and academic follower of Turing; Chair TCAC;
President Computability in Europe.
- Mark Cotton: Professional worker in IT;
lots of experience and contacts, local supporter of
Bletchley Park; musician, playing live, recording, producing and mixing music
for 20+ years.
Writer, producer, actor,
House CEO; producer
BBC TV film
Breaking the Code
- Astrid Engelen:
Head of Marketing/Promotion at IOS Press; Journalist and copy editor at
Make Unleashed; initiator
of the hugely successful
Events and Publicity Manager at
- Andrew Hodges:
Fellow Wadham College,
Turing: The Enigma; creator of the
Alan Turing Homepage.
for Experimental Technologies in the Art Context at the Academy of Arts, Leipzig (HGB).
Creator of the Manchester
Mark I emulator.
- Danny Rogers:
with a special focus on Turing and Bletchley Park subjects.
- celebrating Alan Turing via a Centenary event with a special
Turing Test contest.
Author, journalist, TV producer, specialising in science & mathematics;
Book, a history of codes and code breaking from
Ancient Egypt to the Internet.