A Creative Way To Remember Women in History Month
A group of creatives proposes an innovative way of talking about this date.
The Woman Post | Maria Claudia Londoño
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To commemorate Women's Month in history, through an online game, five outstanding Women who have left their mark on humanity due to their trajectories and impact worldwide are highlighted.
The creators of the online chess game, https://www.chess.com/ present an innovative proposal, that mixes history and technology.
This is how in this special edition of the bots on this site, they have made avatars of Jane Goodall, Hedy Lamarr, Ada Lovelace, Mary Jackson, and Malala Yousafzai, with whom you can hold online chess games, counting in addition to the moves and strategies, with dialogue written by streamers LulaRobs and JulesGambit, and Chess.com writer Lydia Ibrahim, intended to provide players with a fun and engaging interaction.
The game of Chess, which has been practiced for more than 1,500 years, has been cataloged with multiple benefits at a physiological level, since it activates the two hemispheres of our brain, personal, by instilling serenity, concentration, and patience, and additionally academic, by promoting mathematical and analytical thinking.
On this website, various modalities are encouraged that at some point, could arouse a hobby and turn it into an individual hobby, of a group of friends, or even as a family.
In this version and to commemorate the month of Women in history, the game is structured so that you can choose one of the avatars, and play in four modes offered by the site:
- *Play with someone of a similar level
- * Play with a boot, selecting difficulty levels
- * Invite a friend to play
- * Be included in a tournament.
But who are these women and why were they chosen for this special date?
Jane Goodall, whose full name is Valerie Jane Morris Goodall, former Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, and founder of the institute that bears her name, is an ethologist of British origin and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. She is widely recognized by the scientific and academic community for her invaluable studies and research on chimpanzees, carried out in Tanzania, whose passion arose from a stuffed chimpanzee that was given to her as a child, which unexpectedly aroused great love and passion in her. for these animals, and that, over the years, made her a pioneer in chimpanzee studies, and whose anecdotes and experiences she captured in the books Through a Window: My Thirty Years with Chimpanzees by Gombe and Reason for Hope.
Hedy Lamarr, whose full name was Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, born in Vienna, Austria, gave her life a rare combination: she was an actress and an inventor. Thanks to her, today we have the possibility of having wireless connections such as Bluetooth and wi-fi, the bases of which she co-created with the pianist and composer George Carl Johann Antheil.
As an actress, she had roles in MGM filming with performances that earned her a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Thanks to her valuable contributions to technology, Hedy Lamarr also occupies a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
When we highlight the name of Ada Lovelace, we are talking about Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, who was a British-born mathematician and writer, who is considered the first computer programmer, and who published the first algorithm to be processed on a computer. a machine called analytics in the 1800s.
It is important to remember that, thanks to her mentor Mary Somerville, whose full name was Fairfax Greig Somerville, and who was a Scottish scientist, writer, and scholar, and dubbed the 19th-century "Queen of Science," Ada Lovelace had guidance and friendship. that consolidated his love for science.
The next woman included among the characters in this chess game is Mary Jackson, whose full name is Mary Winston Jackson, a native of the United States, whose life and career was mentioned in the movie Hidden Figures since she was a mathematician and aerospace engineer. , who worked for NASA, formerly called the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and narrates his contribution to the Mercury and Apollo 11 Projects on his flight to the moon.
During her lifetime, she was an advocate for the rights of women and people of color. Her motto of hers was "Share what you have and take care of each other."
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist, who has led the defense for the right to education for women. At the age of 15, she suffered an attack that almost cost her her life and due to her passionate approach, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest person in all categories to receive this award. She was also the first recipient of the National Youth Peace Prize, which is now named after her. She was also awarded the Sakharov Prize in 2013, which honors freedom of conscience.
More details about Malala's life can be read in the books I am Malala, an autobiography written by journalist Christina Lamb, and Malala. My story. Written with Patrick McCormick.
This is how disciplines such as leisure, history, and technological resources are increasingly merging, bringing knowledge closer to young and old alike, and in this case, to these visionary women who, in each field, have left an important legacy to humanity and to whom we pay tribute in this note from The Woman Post, which we hope will inspire girls and young women.