‘You may turn the handle, and I will whirr and calculate without error!‘
Decades before the first computers are built, Ada imagines machines that can do anything, even compose beautiful pieces of music. Far beyond Ada’s future, a learning machine called Ginny breaks free of her routine and tests the boundaries of what ought to be possible.
ADA is an intricate re-telling of the life and legacy of Ada Lovelace, pioneer of computing, paralleling her history with a contemporary story about the potential of artificial intelligence.
Commissioned by Poetical Machines, developed with Haiku Salut and Julia Locascio, and supported by Arts Council England and Nottingham Playhouse.
ADA will be published in spring 2019 by Aurora Metro books, and is available for pre-order here.