200th anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s unbuilt mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. The Symposium is aimed at a broad audience of those interested in the history and culture of mathematics and computer science, presenting new discoveries for the Oxford archives, and other current scholarship on Lovelace’s life and work, computing and artificial intelligence.
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Course Credit: University of Oxford
|Introduction to the Ada Lovelace Symposium||00:09:00|
|Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace: two visions of computing||00:45:00|
|Interpreting dreams of abstract machines||00:37:00|
|Notions and notations: designing computers before computing||00:28:00|
|Ada Lovelace, a scientist in the archives||00:32:00|
|Turning numbers into notes||00:30:00|
|From Byron to the Ada Programming Language||00:15:00|
|Ada Lovelace lives forever: Ada’s four questions||00:30:00|
|Will you concede me Poetical Science?||01:00:00|
|Pythagoras to pacifism: mathematics and archives||00:26:00|
|The early education of Ada Byron||00:29:00|
|The mathematical correspondence of Ada Lovelace and Augustus De Morgan||00:25:00|
|Enchantress of Numbers or a mere debugger?: a brief history of cultural and academic understandings of Ada Lovelace||00:24:00|
|The Analytical Engine and the Aeolian Harp||00:22:00|
|Mathematics and culture: geometry and its ‘Figures in the Air’||00:42:00|
|Humans, machines, and the future of work||00:39:00|
|Enchantress of Abstraction, Bride of Science: must Ada Lovelace be a superheroine?||00:59:00|
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