By Julie Denice Griffin
One brilliant female computer scientist unlocks the key to the new recreation of another brilliant female mathmetician through living information waves. Genetic engineering allows Countess Ada Lovelace to duplicate her learned research to a woman now.
Karen Black plays her evil mother whose attempts to stunt and block Ada’s every progress intellectually eventually destroy her – With her only strength a light in the darkness of her spirit to continue to breath and think while her frame somehow supports her psychological affinity to eventually transport herself through time. Influenced by Charles Babbage and John Crosse, Ada buries most of her discoveries deep within herself. Once diagnosed as mentally ill – She developed what was known as the first computer program. “Information is like a mist – You have to breath it in.”
Emmy Coer, Francesca Faridany, designs an authentic dog on her computer graphed from her pet house animal. His human vocal imitations sound like that of a young toddler, as he begins to learn to speak. Learning this new language, her husband discovers that natural is not neccesarily harmless. After all, the H-Bomb created from substances found in nature once became the death and harm of many. Her dog begins to take the last word in each sentence and repeat them.
“There’s going to be considerable crowding.” Her doctor warns her of breathing problems. This is very unusual. It’s just a shadow over the image. Charles Babbage gives her the idea to invent the flight pattern of her bird to locate Ada. Ada’s 1800’s genious interests Emmy, who goes on to learn about the life of the woman in a way so intriguing, it is at once astonishing. “I’ve attempted to perform moral surgery on your brain and I’ve failed,” remarks Ada’s cruel mother – “You must turn to God,” concludes the mother, but only as a way to control and keep her from gaining a further education.
Ada buries her head in her hands, during this one dynamic scene and comes up with a response of truth to her mother and about her life, that the woman refuses to accept. She tells her not in the least that the older woman has lived her entire life for genetic hereditory linkage to the daughter’s father. “I was often ill during my childhood,” narrates Ada through Coer’s computer, as Emmy listens. This went on she claims, for two or three years, after she heard of her father’s affair with her aunt. Aching for opium for her physical pain, she said this brought a cool relief. “After all, I was my father’s child.” “Save,” comes to the attention of Coer’s computer through Ada. She inquires of the path.
Emmy suspects madness within herself. Would anybody really ever know? Ada delivers the code for salvation through space and time. On her computer, as she views her story – The claim that all of the mathematics was just too much on her body, the insinuating male intelligence of the Victorian woman’s social atmosphere and climate – Seem to want to say that only a male is capable of carrying a great intelligence. Without examining the psychological effects of evil on one of a high and therefore more sensitive intelligence – He claims the uterous exhibits damage due merely to the practice of the use of her power of thought. Her evil mother chooses this time to appear in a mirror and advise her that she destroyed a letter where Ada recorded some of her most intimate thoughts ever. Ada fights feelings of invisibility, and the thought waves that come at her to extinguish her as if she had never lived.
Two. Three. Five. Four. “Was it worth it?” “Look at you. I won’t let anyone forget you.” “You have the luck of the devil.” John Cross and Charles Babbage saw her beginnings, she relays to Emmy. Feeling she also does not know her own children. She said who came out of her is not who she thought. The priest prays final rites over her forgiving her which she finds ironic, of the sins of touch and memory – Emmy tells her of her scientific breakthrough, the discovery that may clone Ada’s memory patterns. “Clone.” What is that word, the 1800’s Ada queries. “I don’t know that word.” Is it French? “Why should I be saved at your expense?” Emmy assures Ada that she wants to know more about her life and also so that she can take her rightful place in history.
My house. My work. My body. Everybody took everything over that was Ada’s. “There’s genious in our blood.” Ada assures Emma she will find a better solution for her immortality. She reminds Emma that everything is perishing.
June 17, 2002. “I love seeing the history. Everytime I watch this, my mind gets cleaner.”