Conceiving Ada
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In 1980 the U.S. Department of Defense named the Ada programming language in honor of Lord Byron's daughter, the mathematician Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), credited as the "first computer programmer" because of her plan for calculating Bernoulli numbers. Lady Ada was 18 when she met Charles Babbage and learned about his Analytical Engine. She expanded his concepts into an 1843 article on the subject, and she also predicted the sound and graphics possibilities of computers. This science-fiction film features Ada Byron King as the central figure. Directed by… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The entire package has a loony, uncommonly intelligent combination that could be appealing for adventurous viewers."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"An innovatively feminist film in which two women struggle to give birth to something that will be lasting despite the intrusion of others."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"There is enough unbroken time with Swinton's Ada to make watching Conceiving Ada worthwhile."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"For those on the lookout for a brainy non-Hollywood film, this one should prove to be more than satisfactory."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The thinking person's thriller."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
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