Re: Women in Computing

M. Dew (mdew@post.cis.smu.edu)
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 10:48:41 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Kris,
Hope you're enjoying those breast-feeding videos!
Re: Women in computing, may I recommend, "Conceiving Ada."
-NOT a documentary, but a feature film about a woman programmer
who develops a program that can reach into the past and cull
the mind and thoughts of a great, yet overlooked, woman
mathematician of the 18th century. Lots of thought-provoking
gender and science stuff. Directed by Lynn H. Leeson, stars Tilda
Swinton. Out on DVD & VHS.
-margaret

> Greetings! It was good to see so many of you in Chicago for ALA!
> I'm trying to find a recent videorecording dealing with women in computing
> -- not career counseling, but from a more sociological perspective. I
> found a series from a conference held in 1997 called _The Grace Hopper
> Celebration of Women in Computing_ and a 1996 program from ACM called
> _Minerva'a Machine: Women in Computing_. Do any of you have more recent
> titles that you can recommend on this topic? Thanks! -- Kris

M.A.Dew
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