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[Sep. 20th, 2012|10:15 am]
kyle cassidy
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trillian_stars is Geekadelphia's Geek of the Week for her portrayal of Ada Lovelace in the upcoming production of Childe Byron (opens September 28th at Allens Lane theater in Philadelphia). (Get tickets here. $18 in advance and $20 at the door.)

Clickenzee to read the interview!

The play takes place on the famous computer programer's last day on Earth and consists largely of a conversation / argument between her and the famous father she never knew, Lord Byron. Ada, as the geeks here already know, was one of the greatest mathematical minds of her time and her collaboration with Charles Babbage had the potential to throw the world into an early age of computational discovery were it not for her tragic death at 36. (THAT's why you don't have a jetpack.)

Childe Byron
Written by Romulus Linney * Directed by Ellen Wilson Dilks
Sept. 28, 29, 30 * Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13

Allens Lane Theater * 601 West Allens Lane * Philadelphia, PA 19119* p: 215.248.0546

Early production photo. Dressing gown by Kambriel. Clickenzee to Embiggen!

Lots more Childe Byron stuff coming up in the next week. We're doing a series of videos and, now that I think of it, we're looking for a medical professional who can talk about the effects of laudanum. PLUS we're looking for a model of Charles Babbages Analytical or Difference Engine. Either one.

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[User Picture]From: howlokitty
2012-09-20 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about taking a trip To Philly the weekend of the 12th! If I do, I'll totally come see the show!
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[User Picture]From: bovil
2012-09-20 04:55 pm (UTC)
There are full-scale working difference engines in London and Sunnyvale. Drop a note to garcia@computerhistory.org about the one in Sunnyvale, it's not in an acrylic case.
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[User Picture]From: whafford
2012-09-20 06:07 pm (UTC)

404 error

I get 404 error when I clickenzee to read the interview. There's apparently a quote-mark at the end of the URL that shouldn't be there. When I remove it, I get the interview:
Most cool, by the way!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-09-21 04:55 am (UTC)
We resisted selling it, but then we had it on the kindle & were like "heck, let's get rid of
This book & free
Up some
Shelf space.
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-09-21 11:36 am (UTC)
Oh my, I have been intrigued by the life and fate of Ada Lovelace since I stumbled upon her for the first time in the late 80's. That family story has everything, hasn't it?
Sadly I live 6455 km away from Philadelphia, so it's quite unlikely I can make it to the theatre. Looking forward to the videos!
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