Year: 1991 Source: Feminist Studies, v.17, no.3, (Fall 1991), p.439-460 SIEC No: 20031300

This essay puts English mathematician A Turing’s work on artificial intelligence in dialogue with postmodern theories of the body & with feminist theories of gender politics. The author uses information about Turing’s own life & death to argue that his theories on artificial intelligence have produced resonances for contemporary discussions of the postmodern body. Turing committed suicide in 1954 by taking a bite out of an apple dipped in cyanide.