Portrait of Alan Turing


Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre
London, United Kingdom

A portrait of Alan Turing, an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist and inventor of the Turing Machine which is widely considered to be the first computer as we know it today. During World War II, Alan Turing worked at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre where he played an integral role cracking intercepted messages from the enemy which enabled the Allies to depeat the Nazis and ultimately helped end the war.

The Barbican's AI: More than Human (16 May-26 Aug 2019) is an major exhibition exploring creative and scientific developments in artificial intelligence demonstrating its potential to revolutionise our lives. Part of Life Rewired, the Barbican's 2019 season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.


  • Title: Portrait of Alan Turing
  • Date: 1912/1954
  • Type: Photo
  • Rights: Alan Turing
  • Medium: Photography

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