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ENIGMA – La strana vita di Alan Turing

giovedì, 22 novembre 2012 - 18:24

A NEW FB PAGE IS NOW DEDICATED TO THIS FINE BOOK BY WRITER FRANCESCA RICCIONI AND ARTIST TUONO PETTINATO. A GOOD REASON TO LEARN ITALIAN IF STILL “il bell’idioma” / “the beautiful language” ELUDES YOU (AS IT DOES WITH SO MANY ITALIANS).
AND YES, IT’S ABOUT ALAN TURING, HIS ECLECTIC GENIUS AND HIS TORMENTED, MELANCHOLIC LIFE.

Staged Turing

sabato, 10 novembre 2012 - 15:10

English mathematician, logician, computer scientist ante litteram and gay icon malgré soi Alan Turing (1912-1954) is an outstanding figure in 20th Century’s science and philosophical thought. Breaking the code was an early piece (1986) and a forerunner of  a long string of oeuvres bringing his crucial, multi-faceted, tormented life to the stage. For what I’m concerned, as a huge (science-)fiction fan, for the time being theater wins over the movies 10-0.
In 2012, Turing’s anniversary year par excellence, two Italian plays in a few days, in a country traditionally indifferent to scientific ideas, speak loud of his pervasive influence and lasting fascination, far beyond the academia walls.

I attended this one in Florence: a well done dramatization of the instant-classic David Leavitt‘s book.
This one is coming in a few days in Milan: see you there (more here).


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