Who is Ada Lovelace?
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. At the age of 12, Lovelace conceptualized a flying machine. After studying the anatomy of birds and the suitability of various materials, the young girl illustrated plans to construct a winged flying apparatus before moving on to think about powered flight.
The “father of the computer” was her mentor. At the age of 17, Lovelace met inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage and watched him demonstrate a model portion of his difference engine, an enormous mathematical calculating machine that has led to his being dubbed the “father of the computer.”
She was a visionary who predicted that computers could do more than just crunch numbers. Lovelace foresaw the multi-purpose functionality of the modern computer. Although Babbage believed the use of his machines was confined to numerical calculations, she mused that any piece of content—including music, text, pictures and sounds—could be translated to digital form and manipulated by machine.
Her contributions to computing weren’t recognized until a century after her death.
Ada Lovelace Quote Art Print
This illustrative art quote is from my “Badass Girls in History” series art prints.
Inspiration for female leaders everywhere from modern and historical role models
A minimalist illustration art print inspired by badass women in history.
Design: Original illustrated portrait of Ada Lovelace with a quote which says:
“The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be. ”
Size: A4 (297mm x 210mm)
Paper: Premium Archival Matte Paper | 189gsm
* Frame is NOT included