Kari Kraus guest feature in Huffington Post introduces a new online game devoted to computational thinking

Kari Kraus guest feature in Huffington Post introduces a new online game devoted to computational thinking


"The world’s first computer programmer”: the well-burnished epithet has in recent years become a staple of popular science writing, helping secure Ada Lovelace’s reputation in the annals of history. At the same time, it has often served to upstage and prevent more complete accounts of her contributions to science and technology. Since the celebration of the bicentennial year of her birth in 2015, however, a number of new publications have helped culturally re-center Lovelace, locating her legacy as much in her foreshadowing of general purpose computing as in her famous program to compute Bernoulli numbers." Read article here.

 
Just in time for Saturday's March on Science, iSchool Associate Professor Kari Kraus has published an essay on Ada Lovelace's concept of "poetical science" over at the Huffington Post. It includes shout-outs to iSchool faculty Jon Froelich's and Tammy Clegg's work in the resources section at the end. It also introduces The Tessera, a new online game devoted to computational thinking led by Derek Hansen, Kari Kraus, and several talented collaborators here at UMD, including Beth Bonsignore, Tony Pellicone, Katie Kaczmarek, and Skylar Hoffman.