Broader Spectrums of Diversity

New Inclusive Paths to Innovation

AL AN TURING, A BRITISH HERO IN WORLD WAR II, WAS labeled gay by the British government and persecuted brutally. Even while he was being so painfully categorized, Turing was saving England by inventing the ultimate categorization machine, what we now call the computer. Being categorized was dangerous for Turing, and it still is dangerous for many people today.

As comedian, actor, and writer Hannah Gadsby says in her powerful 2018 performance of Nanette, “It is dangerous to be different.”1

The movie The Imitation Game is about Turing and how he cracked German codes during World War II using his early computer. He was portrayed as an unlikely genius who seemed both weird ...

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