Ada's Shop At The Mid-Manhattan Library · Thursday December 2, 2010

I couldn’t be more excited than to announce Ada’s Shop, a new interactive installation by Marianne Petit and myself, which pays tribute to the work of Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace. Daughter of Lord Byron, Lovelace (1815-1852) is recognized today as the first computer programmer. Marianne and I produced Ada’s Shop specifically for the New York Public Library‘s Art in the Windows series.

Ada’s Shop is on display in the front windows at the Mid-Manhattan Library at 40th Street & 5th Avenue in New York City through January 2nd, 2011. Be sure to bring your mobile phone. Choices made on the keypad cause excerpts from Ada’s exchanges with Charles Babbage to be read, as Victorian Paper Theatre elements spin within the window.

Additionally, there will be an artist dialog Saturday, December 17th at 2:30pm on the 6th Floor.

Many thanks to curator Arezoo Moseni, my father Daniel Belanger, and Catherine White, the voice of Ada.

› Matt

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