Title: The Manchester Illuminated Universal Turing Machine, Version 18
Artist(s): Roman Verostko
Date Created: 1998
Framed Dimensions: 27 x 35 in.
Unframed Dimensions: 22 x 30 in.
Medium: algorithmic plotter drawing in ink and gold leaf on paper
Inventory ID: Verostko-1998-01
signed and dated lower middle
titled lower left
description from direct communication with the artist:
“The text is a Universal Turing Machine in expanded binary.
See documentation at: http://www.verostko.com/manchester/manchester.html
See also a UTM as a Self Portrait: http://www.verostko.com/u.html
Roman’s homage to Alan Turing is the 3rd in a series of works that pay homage to those pioneers whose work lay the foundation for the circuit board technology that spawned the information revolution.
The other two series are: Homage to Norbert Wiener, A Decision Machine Suite. First unit dates from 1982, see documentation at: http://www.verostko.com/wiener/wiener.html and (2) the limited edition of a selection from George Boole’s work (1989-90).”
Detail images of the work
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