ACM Celebrates 200th Birthday of Ada Lovelace with New Book

November 3, 2015

ACM is celebrating the 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) with a new book. Ada’s Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age is a collection of papers inspired by the life and contributions of Ada Lovelace, often described as the “first computer programmer.” Ada's collaboration with Charles Babbage, her position in the Victorian and Steampunk literary genres, her representation in contemporary art and comics, and her continued relevance in discussions around gender and technology in the digital age, are all explored.

ACM Books is a new series of high–quality, advanced–level books for the computer science community, published by ACM in collaboration with Morgan & Claypool Publishers. Affordable, current and comprehensive in scope, the series covers a wide range of topics in computer science. Collection I, consisting of 25 books, includes volumes on computing pioneers, wireless systems, and social responsibility, with forthcoming titles on bioinformatics, empirical software engineering, text mining, human–centered design for virtual reality, and more.

ACM Books are attractively published as ebooks and print volumes at affordable prices, and widely distributed in both print and digital formats through booksellers and to libraries (and library consortia) and individual ACM members via the ACM Digital Library platform. The series will adhere to ACM’s long–standing tradition of quality, scholarship, technical breadth and depth, and innovation.

For more information, visit the ACM Books site.