What’s Missing From ‘The Imitation Game’ (The New Yorker)


In a New Yorker opinion piece, Dartmouth’s Dan Rockmore writes about The Imitation Game, a new biopic about Alan Turing, who as Rockmore explains, is “viewed by many as the father of modern computer science, a status secured by his creation of the Turing Machine, an abstract model of the modern computer.”

Rockmore, a professor of mathematics and of computer science and the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, says, “In the process of fashioning a film-ready version of Turing from the details of the real Turing’s life, the demands of truth are hardly up for a fair fight against the pressures of Hollywood.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 11/6/14 by The New Yorker.

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