Research and Conception
3D Knitting Ada Lovelace
|Subject||Intermediate Examination (3rd paper)|
|Field||Gender & Design|
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Ada Lovelace, daughter of the illustrious poet, Lord Byron, was one of the most picturesque characters in computer history. In the mid of the 19th century she set the cornerstone of today's computer programming.
She assisted the mathematician Charles Babbage at the theoretical development of the "Analytical Engine", the predecessor of nowadays computers and was the first to speculate about possibilities to work with such a machine in a creative way. As one of the very few female scientists of the 19th century, she defied the ruling educational restrictions and social conventions for women at that time. This paper provides a close insight into life and creation of Ada Lovelace and proves the affecting circumstances of her life.