The Computer Museum of America (CMoA) is planning to unveil a fully restored, operational Enigma machine. The World War II-era cipher computer was made famous in the 2014 film The Imitation Game about revolutionary code breaking work by Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).
The museum will host a special opening event on Thursday, March 19 at 6 pm to mark the first public viewing of this Enigma machine in Georgia. Ticketed guests will have the rare opportunity to slip on a white glove and actually use the machine before it goes on exhibit.
Additionally, Kristie Macrakis, Ph.D., historian and Georgia Tech professor, will deliver a keynote address on the history of the Enigma and the breaking of the code. Her expertise focuses on the intersection of espionage history and the history of technology. Dr. Macrakis is the author or editor of five books which have been translated into multiple languages and is currently completing a book tentatively titled: Techno-Spy Empire: How American’s Love Affair with Technology Created a Global Espionage Power.
Advance tickets for the 6 pm to 9 pm event on Thursday, March 19 are $15 for CMoA members and $25 for non-members. In addition to Dr. Macrakis speaking, the evening includes drinks for purchase, light appetizers and CMoA tours. For information and tickets, visit www.
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