Sydney Padua

Sydney Padua is a cartoonist and visual effects artist. Her cult webcomic, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is now a best-selling graphic novel and combines extensive research with alternate universe comic book escapes; imagine Babbage’s 1840s mechanical computer finally completed and used to build runway economic models, defeat spelling errors and, of course, fight crime!

Sydney’s 3D animations revealing how the Analytical Machine might have looked and operated are some of the first visualisations ever created of that extraordinary machine. Featured in Wired and The Economist, Sydney has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the BBC and the Computer History Museum.

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