Re: Conceiving Ada

Jennifer Strickland (
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 12:22:03 -0700 (PDT)

What a coincidence! I was just browsing through the Feb. 15, 2000 issue
of "Library Journal" this afternoon, and came across "Conceiving Ada".
(p.210) for $89. has the DVD for $22, and will have the vhs
in October.
--Jenny Strickland
Ithaca College

"M. Dew" wrote:

> F.Y.I.---
> "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.)"