Feminist Frequency’s Ordinary Women Series Concludes With the Mother of Computer Programming, Ada Lovelace
Feminist Frequency concludes Ordinary Women, their five-part video series on historical women who defied the limitations of their times, with the story of the woman widely acknowledged to have created the first computer program, Ada Lovelace.Read More
Monumental Pictures Plans Biopic of Victorian Computing Visionary Ada Lovelace, Whose “Achievements Were Downplayed & Denied”
We all just celebrated Ada Lovelace Day this past Tuesday, and today, we've got some more fun news about highlighting the memory of the world's first computer programmer. Alison Owen and Debra Hayward's independent production outfit, Monumental Pictures, has partnered with The Science & Entertainment Exchange to put together a biographical film about the computer science visionary.Read More
Like you're even going to want to.
Looking for new ways to remember Ada Lovelace, wonderful woman of tech history? Of course you are, and you're in luck! You won't be able to get this catchy, if brief, tune out of your head as its electronic sound reminds you how much we owe her.Read More
Two weeks ago, Feminist Frequency launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ordinary Women, our new video series about incredible, defiant women throughout history, and we're pleased to say that we’re on our way, having raised over $73,000 from more than 1,200 supporters so far.Read More
Help your friends and family wear their geeky passions on their sleeve! Below, we've highlighted all the jewelry, makeup, and clothing you need for the sweetest Christmas ever.Read More
LEGO Ideas has launched a new campaign to have folks vote on a brand new LEGO set, and the Ada Lovelace & Charles Babbage set is totally something you can vote on.Read More
I have read your passport, and I disapprove.
Whew, I am very glad I do not work in the UK Passport Office today.Read More
This is, indeed, heavy.
For me, the most telling part of this video is when the participants all say that they weren't taught about female scientists like Ada Lovelace in school--what little they know about women in STEM, they learned from the Internet.Read More
Call me Mobias.Read More
We feel that showing kids you can aspire to any career, regardless of gender, is important. That's why we're always excited when we see LEGO sets depicting female minifigs in a variety of careers, especially STEM. Take a look at some items currently available in the LEGO store while perusing some of the new Ideas projects worthy of your votes!Read More
Tumblr user and custom toy creator SaveTheWailes collided two very different worlds for these.Read More
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua combines Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, a steampunk sensibility, and copious footnotes - so it is no surprise that I was immediately transfixed as soon as I discovered the web comic and app several years ago.Read More
Long before there were computers that could fit in your pocket - or your living room, for that matter - complex mathematical problems were solved by hand, in a long, tedious, and focus-intensive process of solving, re-solving, checking, then double checking. Mathematicians had their work cut out for them. Difficult problems could take weeks or months to finish, and many of them could never be finished - not with a human alone.Read More
THEY'RE FRESH OUT.
Here's an awesome animation from BuzzFeed Video that shines a light on Annie Smith Peck, Mary Lou Williams, Ada Lovelace, Lilian Bland, Murasaki Shikibu, and Ethel L. Payne—six pioneers in STEM, the arts and politics who gave approximately zero fucks. Hell yeah.Read More
I feel so much better about the Singularity.
You guys remember rad-as-HECK Ada Lovelace from Sam's profile of her earlier this year, right? The Ada Lovelace? The one with a day of the year named after her plus an entire computer language? The woman who essentially wrote the world's first-ever computer program and predicted the creative capabilities of modern machines? Well, good. Because Ada might be about to get a lot more fans, at least if one tech professor has his druthers.Read More
How can one human be SO RAD?!
Hey ladies, next time some troll gets in your internet-face and tries to be like LOL GIRLS JUST LIKE COMPUTERS FOR ATTENTION or WOMEN DON’T KNOW HOW TO CODE UGH or anything equally ridiculous, I want you to get a picture of Ada Lovelace, tape it to a digital brick, and throw it in their general direction. Because GUESS WHAT GATEKEEPER BROS want to know who wrote the first-ever computer program? It was A LADY NAMED ADA. OOPS.Read More
Really, we should be getting a day off for Lovelace instead of Columbus. She's way cooler.
October 15th is Ada Lovelace day. Do you not know who Ada Lovelace is? For shame! She's only the the 19th century mathematician who basically invented the world's first computer, and on her day every year, we celebrate awesome women in science, engineering, and math. Amorphia Apparel decided to do their part with a bunch of awesome T-shirt designs.Read More