Using Polish Technology, Alan Turing Devised a More Sophisticated Machine to Crack ENIGMA

Fullerton, Michael
Alan Turing was a computer scientist who contributed to the overall development of modern computers. He was an expert in the field of cryptology – the sciene of making and breaking – or 'cracking' codes. During the Second World War he famously developed a machine that could decipher the secret cdes that were being disseminated by the German command to their armies across Europe. These secret commands were made by German cipher machine which the allies codenamed ENIGMA.
  • Artwork Details: 9 panels, 100 x 75cm total, 293 x 220cm
  • Edition: 2 of 3 + 1AP
  • Material description: screenprint on newsprint
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC8/2011



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