Re: Conceiving Ada

M. Dew (
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 11:43:36 -0700 (PDT)


"A dramatized biography of Lady Ada Lovelace (Tilda Swinton),
daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byro, and mathematics genius who
developed what became the world's first computer language 100 years
before computers. Based on her letters and published articles, Ada's
life story is told through a contemporary computer scientist named
Emmy Coer (Francesca Faridany) who is obsessed with devising a means
by which she can have an actual dialogue with the virtual Ada
trapped in her computer. With her mentor Sims (the late Timothy
Leary), by her side, Emmy invents a virtual memory retrieval code
that enables her to communicate with this 19th c. feminist icon,
whose sexuality and mathematics were truly ahead of her time...
Conceiving Ada is the first film ever to be produced on virtual sets,
a production process since used in Titanic and patented by Lynn
Hershman Leeson. (1997, 85 mins.)"