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LEGO Turing Machine

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This is a short documentary about the LEGO Turing Machine built by Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands). They built it for CWI's exposition "Turings Erfenis" in honor of Alan Turings one hundredth birthday this year. Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who helped define the theoretical model of the computer as we know it today. He was a visionary, one of the few people of his time who recognized the role the computer would play for humanity. The Turing Machine (1936) is an adequate model of a computer. It can do anything the computers of today or tomorrow can do. More on the LEGO Turing Machine here: http://www.legoturingmachine.org/ More info on the exposition here: http://www.cwi.nl/2012-alan-turing-year (in Dutch) More info on the making of this video here: http://www.ecalpemos.nl/2012/06/18/lego-turing-machine-video/