The Resource Decoding Alan Turing, (streaming video)

Decoding Alan Turing, (streaming video)

Label
Decoding Alan Turing
Title
Decoding Alan Turing
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician, logician and cryptographer. A Cambridge graduate who was fundamental to cracking the Nazi's Enigma Code during WWII, Turing created what is hailed by some as the first modern computer and was a legendary innovator in his field. He was also gay, and fell victim to the intolerance and legal prosecution of his time, as homosexuality was considered an extreme mental illness and subject to criminal sanctions in the UK. Turing was pursued legally based on his sexual orientation, and eventually ruined professionally, exiled from his colleagues, and forced to undergo chemical castration in an attempt to "cure" him. Posthumously, Turing is lauded; universities around the world have programs and buildings in his name, and, since 1966, the Turing Award has been given each year by the Association for Computing Machinery, widely considered to be the computing world's equivalent to the Nobel Prize. This short documentary features interviews with those who knew him, and those who have studied him, to examine the life of one of the most profound LGBT historical figures, and a man who changed the course of history for the entire world
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Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Frameline in 2009
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Features: Dr. Andrew Hodges, Dr. Tony Sale, Hugh Davies, Paul Harfleet
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Racster, Christopher
Runtime
16
Technique
live action
Label
Decoding Alan Turing, (streaming video)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1133786
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1133786
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Video recording format
other
Label
Decoding Alan Turing, (streaming video)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1133786
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1133786
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Video recording format
other

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