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I believe the Art project gave us the opportunity to apply what we have learned throughout the semester and to apply our knowledge in multiple ways. I and Julie agreed to work together because we knew that we would know how to work with each other and we are both familiar we the style and rhythm of work we have. I enjoyed working with her and I believe we made a good team. As for the webpage, I like the main topic and I really believe its a theme that should be discussed.
We came up with our idea by our last Communications Lab reading. Cyberfeminism. We both believed it was an area worth of exploring. After doing some research on the topic. We realized there was more than we thought we realized there were so many stories to be told and so many achievements made by the woman who was covered in history. We both believed that, even after just one semester in communications lab, coding and everything related to it is complicated and so this women more than deserve their recognizions. Even though there are many stories that should be told we decided to focus on four:
Ada Lovelace: I found her so interesting, and her story touched me. She is considered the world first computer programmer. She was born in England daughter of a poet and a mathematician but her father left home close to her birth, she was fascinated by her father but her mother made her pursue her towards quantitative sciences. However, as her love for literature, she made science her poetry. Ever since she was young she was talented, she used to watch birds from her window and made designs of machines that would be allowed her to fly.
Grace Hopper: Her father was an insurance broker and encouraged her to go beyond the usual feminine role through education. She was a curious child and once dismantled 7 alarm clocks. Her schools focused on teaching girls how to be ladies, but she made her way to play sports. Joined United States Naval Reserve to serve her country during WWII. Was promoted to rear admiral due to her excellent work and was the first woman awarded the National Medal of Technology for her contributions to the Mark I and II computers.
Annie Easley: She was an African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and a rocket scientist. She worked for the Lewis Research Center NASA and its predecessor NACA. She was part of the team who developed the Centaur rocket stage. Her mother always told her she could be anything if she worked for it. “Annie you didn’t just launch rockets, you have launched the dreams of girls around the world”
As for the code, we did both introductory pictures together, as well as the first character’s page and divided the rest of the pages. We used a lot of function that replaces the source and plays with width and opacity. We also used other tools like Photoshop, etc.
Our pages are visually attractive and aim to create an emotion on the viewer.
We also commented out sentences to use it as a guide since we were often sending the code to each other. I also included translations in the webpage I code so Julie could understand what I was doing. (I’m sorry it’s just easier for me to think in Spanish) Overall I believe this project made me remember old stuff as well as pushed me to learn new ones. I think it is a topic that will continue to be more important as women rightfully push themselves to the top. I think more pages could be added over time.