The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
Library Shelf Location 17.IMIT
Publication Date 2016

Catalogue accompanies exhibition held 13 February – 5 June 2016, Manchester Art Gallery.

The Imitation Game is an exhibition by eight international contemporary artists who explore the theme of machines and the imitation of life. The exhibition will include work by artists Ed Atkins, James Capper, Paul Granjon, Tove Kjellmark, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Link, Mari Velonaki and Yu-Chen Wang. With a title inspired by Alan Turing’s Turing Test, devised to test a computer’s ability to imitate human thought, introduced in an article while he was working at The University of Manchester, The Imitation Game includes three new commissions and works never before seen in the UK.

As the birthplace of the industrial machine-age, Manchester has a rich history of computer science including developing the world’s first stored-program computer. The exhibition looks back to Turing’s timeless questions about our relationship with the machine, and explores their continuing relevance today. The Imitation Game will form a major contribution to Manchester’s role as European City of Science 2016 with new commissions, a publication and a public programme of talks, performances and workshops.

ISBN 9780901673930
Quantity 1
Pages 112 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
Editor Clare Gannaway
Format Paperback
Publisher Manchester Art Gallery
Related Artists Yu-Chen Wang, Mari Velonaki, David Link, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tove Kjellmark, Paul Granjon, James Capper, Ed Atkins
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords machines, Computers, artificial intelligence, computer science, Technology
Language English

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