To Dream Tomorrow: Ada Byron Lovelace
National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park
Saturday 8th October 2.30pm
To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2011 the National Museum of Computing is proud to present Flare Productions film about Ada Lovelace, followed by a discussion with the Directors John Fuegi and Jo Francis.
‘To Dream Tomorrow’ is the story of Ada Byron Lovelace (1815-1852) and her contribution to computing, a hundred years before the start of the computer age. Daughter of a mathematically gifted mother and the 'mad, bad, and dangerous to know' poet Lord Byron, Ada was 17 when she began studying a prototype mechanical calculator designed by mathematician Charles Babbage. By the time she was 27, she had moved beyond her famous contemporaries and predecessors such as Leibniz & Pascal, to describe universal computing much as we understand it today. Alan Turing, who also worked at Bletchley Park, was familiar with Lovelace’s work.
The screening is kindly made possible by a grant from the School of Humanities, Kingston University, London. Curated by Ele Carpenter, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
The National Museum of Computing
On Saturday 8th October the Museum will be open 1-5pm.
Entrance £5 / £2.50 concessions.
To Dream Tomorrow: Ada Byron Lovelace, Color, 52 minutes.
Directed and Produced by John Füegi and Jo Francis, 2003.