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Discover the remarkable story of Ada Lovelace, a Victorian pioneer of the computer age, in our free exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of her birth. Called the ‘Enchantress of Numbers’ by Charles Babbage, Lovelace was the daughter of infamous poet Lord Byron and the admired intellect Annabella Milbanke. She studied science and maths at a time when women rarely had access to such subjects and collaborated with Babbage on his calculating machines. Lovelace is celebrated for imagining the machine's potential, foreshadowing…Find out more »
The first in our Evening Exchange series, this event will involve working on the piece as a group, followed by a brainstorming game and an individual writing jam.Find out more »
Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent.’ – Ada Lovelace, 'Notes upon L. F. Menabrea's Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage'> As she once imagined they would be, Ada Lovelace's numerical algorithms have now been transformed into music. In the second…Find out more »
'Indeed we may consider the engine as the material and mechanical representative of analysis.’' – Ada Lovelace, 'Notes upon L. F. Menabrea's Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage On the surface Ada Lovelace's parents had contrasting interests. Lord Byron was poetical and dramatic, while Lady Byron was scientific and rational. But are the arts and the sciences really so different? Hosted by AXNS, a collective of artists and scientists, our final Evening Exchange brings scientists and designers…Find out more »
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