Technological and scientific advancements powered the Industrial Revolution, and the cultivation of imagination and the arts fueled the Romantic era. Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, elegantly exchanged and intertwined ideas between these seemingly opposing movements as she explored computer programming. Her work inevitably stirred encounters between her desire to explore technology and the social expectations of a 19th century English woman. Lovelace’s ingenious pioneering work remains a powerful model for women in the STEM sphere and people at the intersection of the arts and sciences.
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