TCAC Arts and Culture Subcommittee

Alan Turing's seminal role in the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence and morphogenesis has given him a unique influence in the cultural field. Turing had a keen interest in the theoretical underpinnings of creativity.

The TCAC Arts & Culture Subcommittee has been formed to promote activities relating art, music, drama and other creative work, to science, mathematics and artificial intelligence, during the 2012 Turing Centenary.

Current membership of this loosely assembled and diverse group includes:


Turing computer graphic


Manchester Illuminated Universal Turing Machine, #23 1998 by Roman Verostko - see A Universal Turing Machine Self Portrait - large drawing detail
©1998, Roman Verostko


Painting by Ingrid Zamecnikova from Bratislava, planned to become a permanent feature of the reconstructed entrance hall of the computer science building of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) from 2012.


Number 3 of the Turing Collection of 8 Alan Turing inspired prints by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi - see Andrew Hodges' excellent introduction to the work, and the Printeditions Online Gallery where the prints are for sale.

Picture of Turing, as drawn as part of Goldsmiths' AIKON Project - see Aikon2 at the the Kinetica Art Fair in London
©2010, Patrick Tresset and Frederic Fol Leymarie, Goldsmiths, University of London


Alan Turing Institute Almere Association for Computing Machinery The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour Association for Symbolic Logic Audioboo British Computer Society Bletchley Park Bletchley Park Post Office Brazilian Computing Society Brazilian Logic Society British Logic Colloquium British Society for the History of Mathematics the source site Cambridge University Cambridge University Press Chatbots.org Computability in Europe Computing at School CODDII CS4FN CSHPM Computer Society of India Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica DVMLG European Association for Computer Science Logic European Association for Theoretical Computer Science European Mathematical Society Elsevier Ely Runners Enigma and Friends Association of Logic, Language and Information Gesellschaft für Informatik E.V. (GI) Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Hong Kong Computer Society Interaction-Design.org International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) IACR IET IFCoLog IOS Press Isaac Newton Institute Kurt Gödel Society King's College, Cambridge LABORES IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science London Mathematical Society LGBT History Month Manchester City Council University of Manchester Manchester Metropolitan University Microsoft Research Cambridge MIDAS Museum of Science & Industry National Physical Laboratory (NPL) OUP Plus Magazine Rainbow Radio Reading University Royal Society of Edinburgh Royal United Services Institute SCIE Sherborne School Taylor and Francis John Templeton Trust Turing100in2012 Turing Lecture 2012 UFRGS UKBR UK Mathematics Trust UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics Web Intelligence Consortium Wiley Wolfram Research


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