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://188.8.131.52)
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.
Joan Clarke on Alan Turing's Homosexuality and Their Engagement
Portrayed by Keira Knightley in The
Imitation Game movie, the real Joan
Clarke discusses her engagement to Alan
Turing and learning of his homosexuality.
Despite Turing's interest in Clarke, she
says that their relationship was not very
physical. Jack Good comments that, other
than Joan Clarke, the rest of the group
likely didn't know until after World War
II that Turing was homosexual.