We will screen and discuss “Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing” a documentary unveiling the life and legacy of Ada Lovelace, considered a prophet of computer age.
“Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. In this film, Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada's remarkable life. Born in the early 19th century, Ada was a countess of the realm, a scandalous socialite and an 'enchantress of numbers'. The film is an enthralling tale of how a life infused with brilliance, but blighted by illness and gambling addiction, helped give rise to the modern era of computing.”
Speakers: Eva Gil González, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Marta Pérez, Postdoctoral fellow at the MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) and affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Sponsors: RCC; Science@RCC.