Fifth Patron Results and Final Vote (#6)
This is it - the final 24 hours of the Kickstarter and the final patron vote! Also, congratulations on unlocking the wooden engine components stretch goal! It's been a fantastic campaign and we're so glad you all could join us to make Lovelace & Babbage a success. Please help us spread the word in these last hours and thank you for your support!
Fifth Patron Voting Results
Results from the fifth regular Patron vote are in and we have a new winner! Elizabeth Barrett Browning devastated the Brönte sisters and will be joining Sir George Stokes, Mary Anning, Michael Faraday, and The Lord Kelvin as the next backer-selected regular Patron included in Lovelace & Babbage.
Congratulations again to everyone who participated - only one more vote remains! On that note...
Final Regular Patron Vote (#6)
Tonight, we present our final luminaries for your consideration. Only one can win and only you decide! As a reminder, voting will be open until 11pm on Wednesday with results announced in a subsequent update. Full rules are available in this update. And now, on to the candidates.
Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was a botanist and a pioneer of photography. Some consider her the first female photographer as well as the first person to publish a book illustrated by photography. She is particularly known for her work creating cyanotypes of algae.
Eunice Newton Foote (1819-1888) is, for us, emblematic of the many unsung women in the history of science. She was a scientist, an inventor, and an early women's rights campaigner. Notably, she was also the first person to discover carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and cause for global warming. And yet Foote remains almost entirely unknown today due to her gender. Indeed, we could not find a single image of her in the archives and her landmark paper on the subject "Circumstances affecting the Heat of the Sun's Rays" (shown above instead) was given at a conference by a male colleague in her place because women were not allowed to present their own work. Foote, hailing from Seneca Falls, NY was also a signatory of the Declaration of Sentiments and the second female member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)( back by popular demand and shady lobbying...) was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer, the first woman elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a professor at Vassar College. She also discovered the comet C/1847 T1 better known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet".
On To The Voting!
Here is the link to the final poll. Voting will remain open until 11pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 23rd. We'll announce the winners in an update after the project ends. Have fun!
Thank you, as always, for your support.