Turing Machine

Turing Machine - John Steins

Universal Turing Machine ~ John Steins
TITLE: Universal Turing Machine
SIGNATURE: John Steins
MEDIUM: Wood Engraving
IMAGE SIZE: 8 x 8.75 in
PAPER SIZE: 11 x 13 in
PAPER: Washi
OTHER MARKS: signed, titled, numbered in pencil


Alan Turing is one of the fathers of modern computing who helped break the German Enigma Machine in WWII. Turing developed the Turing Machine as a virtual computer that manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a set of rules. Some say that the Turing machine computational model is the foundation for modern computing. This is my attempt at visualizing the process.


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