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Arrival: The Post(Modern) University, Secret Agents, and the Value of Discretion

John Stroup | Posted 02.22.2016 | College
John Stroup

Last time I described the predicament I face as a 21st-century historian of Christianity. I welcome students wanting a more nuanced curriculum, and I...

Oscars for The Imitation Game?

Jack Copeland | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jack Copeland

Traveling around Europe lecturing about Turing, I'm often asked just how accurate the movie is. If you really want to know, the answer is that much of it is wildly wrong, and not just with respect to fussy little details that matter only to professional historians.

Innovations in Science: Passing the 'Turing Test'

Olivier Dumon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Alan Turing and his legacy are pivotal reminders of the limitations of data analysis without the context. How would he be evaluated today looking only at some of those metrics? He published just a few articles in his too short life, but Turing's work has had profound impact upon computer science that still resonates.

Maureen Ryan

An Unappreciated Gem Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.10.2014 | TV

Sunday evening will see the return of a well-made period drama that features resourceful women in search of personal and professional satisfaction, a ...

Actor Ed Stoppard On Codebreaker -- A Film Bio of Alan Turing

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.16.2013 | Entertainment
Sean Martinfield

Codebreaker, a 2011 docudrama originally broadcast in the UK as Britain's Greatest Codebreaker, was a mind-bending entry in the recent Frameline37 film festival at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

Fresh Takes On Crime And Punishment In Two Smart Miniseries

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.18.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The brisk period drama "Bletchley Circle" is about the effort to apprehend a criminal, but the atmospheric "Rectify" takes place at the opposite end of the criminal-justice process: It's about what happens when man convicted of murder re-enters society.

Canadian Claims To Have Cracked 'Unbreakable' WWII Pigeon Code

Posted 12.17.2012 | World

Last November, a 74-year-old Brit cleaning his chimney came across an encrypted World War II message strapped to the remains of a dead pigeon. After w...

Mission Accomplished: World War II Carrier Pigeon's Coded Secret Message Finally Received

Posted 11.02.2012 | World

A retired probation officer in England cleaning out his chimney recently was startled to sweep up a 70-year-old secret amid the soot: the skeleton of ...