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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Narrarated by Ali Mayer-Pernkopf

Suitable for ages 6+

Ali Mayer-Pernkopf mit Kamishibai-Bühne Ali Mayer-Pernkopf mit Kamishibai-Bühne ©Nick Mangafas

The Circus of Knowledge recounts extraordinary chapters in the lives of important scientists and scholars.

Following the story of Mary Anning, the second Kamishibai performance focuses on mathematician and inventor Ada Byron Lovelace. She developed the world's first computer program almost 200 years ago and was the first person to realize what a computer would one day be able to do. She was passionate about mathematics and mechanical machines from a young age, and even designed her own flying machine! Ada was an exceptionally bright and creative child who did not fit into a patriarchic, male-dominated world.

This beautiful story is narrated by Ali Mayer-Pernkopf, an Upper Austrian puppeteer and storyteller.

Dates & Times

Performances for School Classes

Monday, April 29, 2024  | 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Tuesday, April 30, 2024  | 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Friday, May 3, 2024 | 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Monday, May 6, 2024  | 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Tuesday, May 7, 2024  | 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Wednesday, May 8, 2024  | 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Performances Open to the Public