The Universal Perspex Machine
A seminar at Goldsmiths College, London,
at 4 p.m. on Wednesday 8 June, 2005.
The universal perspex machine arose from the unification of geometry
with the Turing machine. Because geometry is continuous the perspex
machine is super-Turing and, more generally, it is super-symbolic.
It can compute everything that is expressible in symbols - and more.
The perspex machine is very simple, but it is so different form
traditional models of computation that many people have difficulty
approaching it. The seminar will deal with this by giving a very
short introduction to the perspex machine and then addressing
questions from the audience. A crib
sheet of questions is provided to prompt discussion.