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
Turing 2.0(12) Dr Sue Black 23rd June 2012 @DR_BLACK SUEBLACK@GMAIL.COM WWW.SUEBLACK.CO.UK