Sydney Padua

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Sydney Padua

Talk: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Special-effects designer, cartoonist, and tireless researcher Sydney Padua visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss her book "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer". The graphic novel creates a world where Ada Lovelace did not die of cancer, and Charles Babbage did build his Difference Engine. The dynamic duo build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and fight crime—for London, for science! The book comes complete with extensive footnotes that rival those penned by Lovelace herself, historical curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered computer.

Sydney Padua

Melina Sydney Padua is a graphic artist and animator based in London, England. She is the author of the The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage steampunk comic, and her animation work appears in several popular Hollywood films.

The Thrilling Adventure of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventure of Lovelace and Babbage. . . in which Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious series of adventures.

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