Artifact Details

Title

To Dream Tomorrow, A Portrait of Ada Byron Lovelace

Catalog Number

102695251

Type

Moving image

Date

2003

Credits

Fuegi, John; Francis, Jo

Publisher

Flare Productions

Place of Publication

Denmark

Duration

00:53:00

Format

VHS

Description

From the filmmakers' "Women of Power" film series. Label text: "The story of Ada Byron Lovelace and her contributions to computing, over a hundred years before the time usually thought to be the start of the Computer Age. Daugter of a mathematically gifted, social activist 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 even beyond her famous contemporaries to describe universal computing much as we understand it today,"