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The Best Science-Inspired Art in the Cosmos

By Becky Ferreira Apr 23, 2014

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Did you hear that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Alan Turing in an upcoming film The Imitation Game? Turing is long overdue for a good biopic, and we have the perfect thing to tide you over until the movie comes out. Digital artist Jonathan McCabe was inspired both by Turing's genius for computer science and his insight into how patterns form in animal fur, so he ingeniously combined the two to make captivating algorithmic art. To see how a piece like this is generated, check out one of McCabe's videos.

Tags: science, slideshows, art, fan art, cosmos, neil degrasse tyson

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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