Turing2012

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Slides for "Turing 2.0(12)" a talk given by Dr Sue Black at the "Turing's Worlds" conference held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Turing's birth on 23/6/12.

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  • A talk about how important social media is, how it has worked in promoting your message and making an impact
  • My first real connection with Turing was when Bletchley Park asked me to talk about the Gordon Brown apology on BBC Breakfast Time in 2009
  • My next involvement was when he Turing papers came on sale in November 2010. I blogged about it http://drblack.posterous.com/turing-papers-saved-for-bletchley-park. Many thanks to Google for giving a fabulous $100k towards the purchase 
  • 2011 the Turing papers were saved for Bletchley Park due to great teamwork led by Simon Greenish former Bletchley Park CEO. Yay!
  • Google garden party at Bletchley Park 2011 http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/restoring-bletchley-park-birthplace-of.html It was great to go and see the papers with Simon Meacham who worked hard with Megan Smith from Google and others to help Bletchey Park buy the Turing papers
  • Professor Barry Cooper has done an *incredible* job of raising the profile of Turing, cataloguing and promoting events and building a great community of interest
  • More than 200 news articles published today, Turing’s 100 th birthday 23 rd June 2012
  • Some recent articles about Turing
  • Just this morning an article on Turing saying that it is possible that he didn’t commit suicide. Prof Jack Copeland syays that he was in a good mood and there’s no concrete evidence that it was suicide
  • Last weekend I attended the ACMTuring100 conference in San Francisco, an amazing gathering of top computer scientists, many Turing award winners
  • The amazing Patrick Sammon has been working so hard for years to make this documentary happen … and now it has http://www.turingfilm.com/ 
  • Facebook! Star Trek’s George Takei posted this on Facebook last night and within 6 hours had 35 thousand shares! Now tell me that social media is just a fad… ;)
  • Barry Cooper has also done a great job using Twitter to raise awareness of Turing, Turing is trending today, how wonderful is that? 
  • The LEGO Turing machine….damn sexy!! http://vimeo.com/44202270
  • Google have a Turing machine quiz on their homepage today. Awesome!!! 
  • There are various petitions currently on the Government epetition website: please sign them all 
  • Please take the Turing Q, what do you think, was Turing important? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEtSZElaVVl0eUZPOTZYV2FLSFFLUGc6MQ
  • Some of the first few answers to the prompt: Describe Turing in one word. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEtSZElaVVl0eUZPOTZYV2FLSFFLUGc6MQ
  • Turing2012

    1. 1. Turing 2.0(12) Dr Sue Black 23rd June 2012 @DR_BLACK SUEBLACK@GMAIL.COM WWW.SUEBLACK.CO.UK
    2. 2. Describe Turing in one word• Genius! Genius Genius Genius Genius Genius Inspired genius visionary Genius Tragic Genius Genius Genius genius Genius Hounded codebreaker gay gay Exceptional Clever Fabulous Visionary pioneering genius Cryptanalyst Exceptional Inspirational Genius! Genius Genius Genius Genius Genius Inspired genius visionary Genius Tragic Genius Genius Genius genius Genius Hounded codebreaker gay gay Exceptional Clever Fabulous Visionary pioneering genius Cryptanalyst Exceptional Inspirational genius Computer Genius Genius Revolutionary genius Genius Genius clever Genius Genius genius Complete Genius Boffin Revolutionary Legend Under-appreciated genius Mathematician a mystery to me genius genius Persecuted genius mathematician Brilliant Right Irreplaceable Inventive Fascinating. Brilliant Genius Brilliant father of the computers 20thCentury inotative Codemaster coder Mathematician Innovative Philosopher interesting Genius um Philosopher Inspirational Genius
    3. 3. Turing 2.0(12) Dr Sue Black 23rd June 2012 @DR_BLACK SUEBLACK@GMAIL.COM WWW.SUEBLACK.CO.UK

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