San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Art.Science.Gallery. is hosting an Ada Lovelace Day party to close our Go Ahead & Do It: Portraits of Women in Science exhibit, featuring a brief talk by guest curator and science journalist Maia Weinstock beginning at 6:30pm and a dress-as-your-favorite-scientist costume contest, just in time to practice for Halloween!
Named for mathematician and early computer programmer Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), Ada Lovelace Day is an annual event celebrated in mid-October whose goal is to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and math.
We invite guests to dress as their favorite scientist (contemporary or historical; well-known or under-appreciated), and will have awards for best adult and children's costumes. [hint: see TakeBackHalloween.org for ideas for female scientists, but feel free to come up with your own!].
Guest curator Maia Weinstock is an editor, writer, and producer of science and children’s media. She is the Deputy Editor at MIT News, the news office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, Maia served as the Editorial Director and News Director at BrainPOP, an award-winning maker of educational videos, games, and other digital learning content. She has also worked as an editor and/or reporter for outlets such as Discover, SPACE.com, Aviation Week & Space Technology, and Scholastic’s Science World.
Maia is a strong advocate for girls and women, particularly in the areas of science, technology, politics, and athletics. She writes frequently on gender issues, STEM education, space exploration, the environment, public policy, music, design, and giant anteaters. Weinstock has also led a number of efforts to increase the participation and representation of women on Wikipedia. She enjoys watching and creating documentary films; playing all manner of sports; and making science and music personalities come to life in LEGO.
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Our mission is to provide a friendly environment to make science more accessible to everyone through science-related visual arts exhibitions, foster the careers of emerging and established artist-scientists and to provide professional development opportunities for scientists to become more engaging public communicators.
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