Alan Turing Biography and Codebreaking the Enigma Machine
This short Alan Turing biography video
from Cambridge University offers an
overview of Turing's life, including his
work at Bletchley Park to crack the Nazi's
Enigma machine. The science behind both
the Enigma machine and Turing's Bombe
machine is explained.
The Imitation Game Trailer with the Secret URL
This Imitation Game teaser
trailer, titled "Are You Paying
Attention," features a secret URL at the
4-second mark. It appears at the moment
Benedict Cumberbatch asks, "Are you paying
attention?" Note that the URL appears as
an IP address (http://18.104.22.168)
instead of a standard URL. It will take
you to a page that features a crossword
puzzle that is based on the one that the
real Alan Turing had published in the
London Daily Telegraph in 1942.
Turing encouraged those who could complete
the puzzle in under 12 minutes to apply
for a job on his team.
The Imitation Game Trailer
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing,
the British mathematician, cryptologist,
logician, and computer scientist who was a
key component in cracking Germany's Enigma
code, which helped the Allies win WWII.
Some historians believe that cracking the
code shaved up to two years off of the
fighting between Germany and the Allied
forces. The movie is based on the book Alan Turing: The
Enigma by Andrew Hodges.