Is the world of arts and culture secretly peopled by poetical scientists?
Here is the story of the first self-described poetical scientist, Ada Lovelace. Amalia Hordern, Tessitura's Associate Director, Asia Pacific, and Andrew Recinos, President, examine how Lovelace's approach to the world shaped the future of technology. They then explore how the world of arts and culture can use her example to unleash their inner Ada and lead in new and unexpected ways.
Ada Lovelace literally predicted the Digital Age: a 150-year leap of logic. And over those 150 years, Ada’s crazy ideas inspired her intellectual descendants to develop the digital technology now residing in our pockets.
This talk was delivered live at the 2019 Australia-New Zealand Tessitura User Conference, held 1–2 April in Melbourne.