Link to event here: May Book Club: Alan Turing
434 1/2 Preston St. , Ottawa, ON
For May, we'll look at Alan Turing, the hero of the recent movie The Imitation Game. Suggested readings, courtesy of Keith Douglas:
Alan Turing: The Engima by Andrew Hodges. This is a "labour of love" biography. Those who are ambitious might want to try out also The Annotated Turing by Charles Petzold - it is a walk-through of his arguably most important paper. I also recommend my own paper "Turing's Zeitgeist" (at http://philosopher-animal.com/papers/) as a companion to this book and the general problems. Other useful collections are The Essential Turing and The Undecidable, but the latter should be attempted by those who have some logic background.