[SIGCIS-Members] Lovelace 200th [Re: Women in computing - NPR interviews]
mariann at nomatic.org
Mon Oct 6 01:41:59 PDT 2014
On Oct 5, 2014, at 8:15 PM, Janet Abbate <abbate at vt.edu> wrote:
> I hadn't thought of that angle. Are there any particularly notable events or exhibitions for Lovelace's 200th birthday that you're aware of?
too early to judge. but i will keep the list informed if some real interesting and challenging events and calls occur.
all the best,
> On Oct 5, 2014, at 5:28 25AM, mariann unterluggauer wrote:
>> dear janet.
>> why the interest? 1815, birth of ada lovelace. at least that is the case here in europe for organizing exhibitions & symps that i am aware of.
>> all the best,
>> On Oct 5, 2014, at 1:42 AM, Janet Abbate <abbate at vt.edu> wrote:
>>> If anyone's interested, I just did a couple of interviews with NPR reporters on the subject of women in computing. One should air on Monday (Oct 6) during Morning Edition, in a piece by Laura Sydell. (No idea if I'll get more than a soundbite.) The other is part of a podcast by Steve Henn for Planet Money (http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/); not sure when that will be posted.
>>> So, why the interest in this topic all of a sudden? Turns out that Walter Isaacson, who wrote the best-selling bio of Steve Jobs, has a book coming out in a few days called "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution." I haven't had a chance to see it yet--any SIGCIS folks get an advance copy?--but evidently he devotes some attention to women in computing. Below is a link to an excerpt that was published in Fortune; the source list at the end shows he is aware of our collective work.
>>> On a related note, I see that Kathy Kleiman finally finished her film on the ENIAC women (a few months ago), which had been in the works for years. If anyone has seen that, a review posted to this list would be welcome.
>>> Dr. Janet Abbate
>>> Associate Professor, Science & Technology in Society
>>> Co-director, National Capital Region STS program
>>> Virginia Tech
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