Ada Lovelace wrote the world’s first complex algorithm in 1843 and then was written out of history. In Ada.Ada.Ada, Lovelace tells her story using an LED dress which she operates – live on stage – using her wearable tech satin glove.

Ada.Ada.Ada exists to help people, especially girls and women, engage with technology and stem as a career.

Ada.Ada.Ada is a high impact performance with associated talks, workshops and events for schools, businesses, public engagement and conferences.

Whether established or just starting out, or yet to choose a career in STEM Ada.Ada.Ada inspires EVERYONE to engage with STEM and innovation, whatever their age.


Ada.Ada.Ada is written, directed and designed by Zoe Philpott in collaboration with world leading technologist and founder of Hackspace London, Charles Yarnold, and associate AV designers to the National Theatre: Helen Atkinson and Matt Haskins.

Steeldeck Rentals, Phundee, Thwaites Communication, Mary Keane­ Dawson, Rhyannan Hall, Chris Grady, Karen Sticher, Matt Howey Nunn, Suw Charman­Anderson, Helen Arney, Tasweer Anderson, Gavin Starks, Emma Thwaites and everyone in the ADA community of funders.

Charles Yarnold, Sam Howey Nunn, Helen Atkinson, Myra Appannah, Matt Jarvis, Matthew Haskins, Helen Desmond, Adrian Philpott, Kady Howey Nunn, Kat Behague, Holly Seager, Kira Goodey, Gemma Burditt, Kath Burlinson, Liz Barber, Patricia Kelly, Zoe Philpott, Rachel Burnham, Hugh Turvey, Chris Nash.

Ada.Ada.Ada is a PHILPOTTdesign production. We create visual communications and interactive storytelling for visionaries.

Autumn 2017 Ada.Ada.Ada Performances and workshops Austin, Texas USA
Autumn 2017 Ada.Ada.Ada Performances and workshops Libraries, West Midlands UK
18-21 Jul 2017 Ada.Ada.Ada Performance, talks and discussions Scratch 2017, Bordeaux FR
16 May 2017 Ada.Ada.Ada Performances and workshops Night of the Nerds, sponsored by ASML, Eindhoven NL
9 May 2017 Ada.Ada.Ada Performances Women @ ASML, Eindhoven NL
20 April 2017 Design + Experience: Fashion/Tech Panel Uprise, Amsterdam NL
30 March 2017 Ada.Ada.Ada Performance Ireland’s Edge, sponsored by Intel, Dublin ROI
29 March 2017 Ada.Ada.Ada Performance Intel, Leixlip ROI
Winter 2016-17 Ada.Ada.Ada Performances and talks Schools and businesses, UK
2 Dec 2016 Ada.Ada.Ada Performance Ireland’s Edge, Dingle ROI
23 Oct 2016 TED Talk – Ada Lovelace: the original woman in tech TedX Bucharest, Romania
Summer 2016 Ada.Ada.Ada Performances, talks and discussions Schools and businesses, UK
17 Jul 2016 Ada.Ada.Ada Performances Latitude Festival, Surrey UK
1-2 Jul 2016 Ada.Ada.Ada Performance, talk and discussion Inspirefest, Dublin ROI
Jun 2016 Ada.Ada.Ada Performance Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge UK
25 ­Apr­ 2016 Ada Salon™ ECWC 2016, Brussels BE
20­ Feb­ 2016 Ada.Ada.Ada. Performance Northern Ireland Science Festival, Belfast UK
19 ­Feb ­2016 Panel Discussion – Women in technology Northern Ireland Science Festival, Belfast UK
07 ­Dec­ 2015 Ada.Ada.Ada for Ada College Celebration IBM, London UK
30 ­Oct­ 2015 Ada & STEM Women Today for Manchester Science Festival The Lowry, Manchester UK
30­ Oct­ 2015 Ada.Ada.Ada for Manchester Science Festival The Lowry, Manchester UK
28 ­Oct ­2015 Ada.Ada.Ada performances Science Museum Lates, London UK
20­ Oct­ 2015 UstwoTalkies ‘The Making of Ada.Ada.Ada’ Ustwo, London UK
15 ­Sep­ 2015 Retelling Ada Lovelace’s story using wearable technology Artful Spark, London UK
13­ Oct­ 2015 Ada Lovelace Day Cambridge Centre for Computer History, Cambridge UK
07­ Jul­ 2015 Retelling Ada Lovelace’s story using wearable technology ItaaU Conference, Bournemouth UK