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Pixel versions of Mara Turing, Noa and Daniel created by Ana, from How I Learned Code

Three #FanArts of Mara Turing that I love

You, my young hackers, are legion. You grow in number every day, and I can only thank you for all the love and support. Need proof? Take a look at one of the chats we received this week:

Hi, I bought your book for my son a while ago. Do you have any idea when the next one will be out? He keeps asking…

Her son “keeps asking” for the next book. Isn’t that wonderful? Believe me, it is. But if these kinds of comments aren’t enough, there are also Mara Turing fans who are wizards with a pencil, a mouse, a phone, or whatever they have on hand to draw.

In this blog post, I’ve decided to showcase some of them. If you have any #FanArt of Mara, Noa, Daniel (or even Hermes…), send it to us at info@maraturing.com with your name, and we’ll publish it. That’s what Marta and Andrés did, and the result is so beautiful:

Mara Turing #FanArt of Marta and Andrés

That green lettering is lovely. But what about those chains in binary code? Can you guess what it says there?

Then there are the readers who enjoy #PixelArt. For someone like me who grew up with 8-bit video games, it’s a delight to see how that special way of seeing shapes has endured over time.

Look at Ana‘s beautifully pixelated vision of the kids’ coding school, How I Learned Code, featuring Mara, Noa, and Daniel:

Pixel versions of Mara Turing, Noa and Daniel created by Ana, from How I Learned Code
Pixel versions of Mara Turing, Noa Wachowski, and Daniel Karamanou created by Ana, from How I Learned Code

In other cases, we have girls like Lucía, who, at 12 years old, already shows us that she’s not only good at Scratch but also at drawing and coloring marvelously:

Lucía has created a beautiful drawing of Mara Turing
Lucía has created a beautiful drawing of Mara Turing. I love seeing how you imagine the character… because I visualize her every day in a thousand and one ways!

In this blog, we talk a lot about programming, STEM, science… but that doesn’t mean we can’t highlight something as sensational, unique, and enriching as creativity.

The people who have most influenced the evolution of computing from its beginnings were women and men who combined a love for science and the arts. From Ada Lovelace to Steve Jobs, passing through Vannevar Bush or Alan Turing himself. They conceived computers that were not only used to process numerical lists and automate tasks. They envisioned a future where machines and humans enriched each other, and fantasized about a world where robots were creative or had feelings.

Seeing the beautiful creations you make, I’m sure you’ll be able to help build machines (hardware) and programs (software) that contribute to making the dreams of those geniuses who made it possible, for example, for me to be writing this blog and for you to be reading it from anywhere in the world.

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