Arts & Culture

Turing Tests, Apples, and Queens

  • Friday, Dec 6th, 2024 to Saturday, Dec 7th, 2024

CaltechLive presents Opening Doors, a themed series of dance, music, and theater events on campus that showcase artists whose work engages with both the history of science and cutting-edge scientific research.

Following selected opening doors events, a moderated discussion will engage artists, Caltech scientists, and audience members in conversation around the topics explored in the performances, such as artificial intelligence, ethics in research, and climate change.

Turing Tests, Apples, and Queens: Collective Storytelling Through Fairy Tales and Artificial Intelligence blends fact and mythological fiction to explore the life and work of English mathematician Alan Turing through dance. Performed by LA-based Invertigo Dance Theatre, the program uses movement, music, and words to illuminate facets of Turing's experiences as a WWII codebreaker, the father of computer science, and a gay man who faced discrimination and criminalization. An interactive component of the performance will give audience members the opportunity to explore humankind's timeless, tangled, and nuanced relationship with technology as raised by Turing's work in artificial intelligence.

Choreographer and Invertigo Dance Theatre founder Laura Karlin has conceived this special program just for Caltech.
Written and choreographed by Laura Karlin

Event Schedule

December 6, 2024, 8 PM

December 7, 2024, 8 PM


Premium, $40

General, $30

Students with ID, $10

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Venue Information

  • Caltech's Beckman Auditorium
  • 332 S Michigan Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91106

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  • Admission: $40 premium; $30 general; $10 students (with student ID)
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