Saturday, July 26, 2008

Exhibition Opening - curated by yours truly

I've been beavering away on the Ada exhibition - only a week to go! Here's the blurb - do come to the opening!

Mesmerism, flying machines, Romantic verse and proto-computers.... Ada Byron (King), otherwise known as Lady Lovelace (1815-1852), stands at the intersection of Victorian art and science. Daughter of the renegade Lord Byron and his more numerically minded wife Annabella Milbanke, Ada was born with dual powers: her gift was to grasp and render mathematical theory with the immediacy of poetry.

As a woman, an intellectual and a mathematician, Ada cuts a compelling figure. Although she died young, her contributions to the history of computer science are significant. Join us in a celebration of her unique contribution, and find out how a young Victorian woman became the First Lady of computer programming.

Join me for a gala opening Saturday, August 2nd from 12 - 2 pm.

The exhibit will run from August 1 to October 25th