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electronic binary computation

“The binary scale seems particularly well suited for electronic computation because of its simplicity and the fact that valve equipment can very easily produce and distinguish two sizes of pulse. Apart from the input and output the binary scale will be used throughout in the [ACE].” — Alan Turing describing the ACE electronic computer

equal parts installation, performance, and ritual

[Post updated for those seeking event details.] The Turing installation will go live at 7PM on Friday, 22 June, 2012 and the short concert will begin around 8PM. There is a dedicated┬ápage on this blog where you can get many more details on the event. I am using that page to track collaboration progress and […]

Turing stunts: the programming guru speaks

I’ve marked-up this quote taken from the system programming manual written by Alan Turing for the Ferranti Mark I computer. (The manual is available from the Turing archive.) Scales of notation   The information stored on paper by the human computer will mostly consist of sequences of digits drawn from 0, 1, …, 9. There […]

a seattle concert and installation in honor of Alan Turing

On June 22, I will be curating and performing in an evening concert/installation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth. His birthday is actually the next day, but if you adjust for time zones, we can sort of get away with it… The event will be held as part of the Wayward […]