Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Adding letters of 100 Years

After drawing the letters and the apple with a bite, I added typography <100 Years> by using Photoshop. I painted the type in 4 different colours to create a twinkle effect. At last I added my name on it.


Final Design & Process

Finally I decided to use Turing Patterns as the main concept of my design. In my animation, I’d like to combine the Turing Patterns with chalkboard style together. Firstly I started to look for images of Turing Patterns, then I selected one with the ellipsoid shape to use further.  I bought a piece of black cardboard paper and a white pen, using pencil to draw a draft of letters of Alan Turing, after that I colored one ellipse at one time using the white pen. After finishing writing the letters, I drew an apple with a bite in the bottom left corner of the paper. In order to record the whole process, I scanned every movement I did on my PC, and finally I got about 130 images of this process.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

My Storyboard Design

In my design, I wanna make it simple but interesting. Inspiring by some stop motion animation viedos I watched on Youtube, I decided to make a stop motion of  typography. I planed to show the process of drawing the name of Alan Turing, as well as the letter- 100 Years. In addition, I also decided to drawing an apple with a bite and used in my design.

Sketches are shown on my sketchbook

Turing Patterns

Turing patterns:

In the 1950s British mathematician Alan Turing proposed a simple reaction-diffusion system describing chemical reactions and diffusion to account for morphogenesis, i.e., the development of form and shape in biological systems. Due to the complexity of nature, researchers have not yet succeeded in developing a Turing system based model that would describe morphogenesis in essence, although specific examples such as the skin coloring of animals have been modeled using Turing systems.
Turing systems show a very rich behavior from the pattern formation point of view, which means that by numerically solving these mathematically defined systems we obtain a variety of spatial patterns in two dimensions and structures in three dimensions, varying from spots to stripes and from lamellar to chaotic structures. In this study we have obtained results for a three-dimensional system, which, to the authors' knowledge, has never before been studied using numerical simulations. We have also studied the basic characteristics of a three-dimensional Turing system and compared them with those of a two-dimensional one. In 3D the morphological development becomes more interesting and complex. We have also studied the transition between two- and three-dimensional morphologies. In addition, the robustness of Turing structures has been investigated against Gaussian random noise.
Our motivation for studying the Turing systems is biological. The figures show how connections between certain points can be grown by using a Turing system with sources of chemicals. The resulting connected network has many interesting properties, and in the future work we will concentrate on a Turing system and an active random walker model combined to explain some of the features of neural patterning, i.e., how neurons establish connections to other neurons.

Rough ideas

Rough ideas of my motion design

Show the name of Alan Turing, an apple with a bite, and the letters of 100 years.

Show the Face of Alan Turing by collage, making movements of his face and body.

Show the movements of the Turing Machine.

Show the process of drawing Alan Turing’s figure.

Show the movement of the Turing Patterns.

Stop Motion Animation

 I went to Youtube and looked for some stop motion animation for inspiration, it came out some interesting videos which inspired me a lot.

Decode Recode Motion on Youtube

Images of Alan Turing

Research of Alan Turing

Alan Turing was born on 23 June, 1912, in London. His father was in the Indian Civil Service and Turing's parents lived in India until his father's retirement in 1926. Turing and his brother stayed with friends and relatives in England. Turing studied mathematics at Cambridge University, and subsequently taught there, working in the burgeoning world of quantum mechanics. It was at Cambridge that he developed the proof which states that automatic computation cannot solve all mathematical problems. This concept, also known as the Turing machine, is considered the basis for the modern theory of computation.
In 1936, Turing went to Princeton University in America, returning to England in 1938. He began to work secretly part-time for the British cryptanalytic department, the Government Code and Cypher School. On the outbreak of war he took up full-time work at its headquarters, Bletchley Park.
Here he played a vital role in deciphering the messages encrypted by the German Enigma machine, which provided vital intelligence for the Allies. He took the lead in a team that designed a machine known as a bombe that successfully decoded German messages. He became a well-known and rather eccentric figure at Bletchley.
After the war, Turing turned his thoughts to the development of a machine that would logically process information. He worked first for the National Physical Laboratory (1945-1948). His plans were dismissed by his colleagues and the lab lost out on being the first to design a digital computer. It is thought that Turing's blueprint would have secured them the honour, as his machine was capable of computation speeds higher than the others. In 1949, he went to Manchester University where he directed the computing laboratory and developed a body of work that helped to form the basis for the field of artificial intelligence. In 1951 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.
In 1952, Turing was arrested and tried for homosexuality, then a criminal offence. To avoid prison, he accepted injections of oestrogen for a year, which were intended to neutralise his libido. In that era, homosexuals were considered a security risk as they were open to blackmail. Turing's security clearance was withdrawn, meaning he could no longer work for GCHQ, the post-war successor to Bletchley Park.
He committed suicide on 7 June, 1954.