[Marxism] Hidden Figures review

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 18:07:39 MST 2017


Before electronic computers, and multifunctioning calculators, there were
human computers. Black and white women mathematicians were tasked with
turning numbers into meaningful data for NASA. Their calculations made
possible many ground-breaking missions. These calculations, done by hand,
with pencil and paper, often took more than a week to complete, filling six
to eight notebooks with data and formulas.

Hidden Figures follows three black women “computers”: Katherine Johnson
(Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson
(Janelle Monae) – and their work at NASA’s Langley Research Center in
Hampton, Virginia in the ‘60s.

All three of these women were brilliant. . . .

Full at: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/film-review-hidden-figures/



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