Conceiving Ada

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Conceiving Ada ★★ 1997

Experimental film is a homage to Lady Ada Lovelace (Swinton), daughter of Lord Byron, a 19thcentury mathematician who developed what is now considered the first computer programming language. Ada is regarded by contemporary computer scientist Amy Coer (Faridany) as her spiritual mentor and Amy becomes obsessed with devising a method to actually communicate with the longdeceased Ada, whose life uncannily paralells her own. 85m/C VHS, DVD . Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany, Karen Black, John E. O'Keefe, J.D. Wolfe, Timothy Leary, John Perry Barlow, Owen Murphy; D: Lynn Hershman Leeson; W: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eileen Jones; C: Hiro Narita.