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Leann Erickson’s Top Secret Rosies (2011) and The Computer Wore Heels: The Female Mathematicians of World War II (2014)—A Transmedia Reframing of Documentary Audience and Purpose

Leann Erickson’s Top Secret Rosies (2011) and The Computer Wore Heels: The Female... Transmedia Reviews LEa NN Eri Ck SON’S Top Secre T r o Sie S (2011) a Nd The c ompu Ter Wore h eel S: The Female m a Thema Tician S o F World War ii (2014)—a Tra NSm Edia rE frami Ng Of dOC um ENTary a udi ENCE a Nd Pur POSE Although it has been used by the commercial of tables of ballistics trajectories during World film and television industries for many years, War II. These tables were used for the accurate transmedia has been embraced by documen­ deployment of ordnance by tanks, heavy artil­ tary film ­ and media­ makers relatively recently. lery, and bomber aircraft. The women whose By employing multiple forms, media­ makers lives Erickson documents were very young, in are exploring new ways to deliver their stories their late teens and early twenties, when they to different audiences. One such path is that went to work on this top­ secret mission to help employed by LeAnn Erickson with the story that win the war. Jennings went on to become one of is the subject of Top Secret Rosies (2011), her the initial programmers for ENIAC, the world’s documentary about the female http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Leann Erickson’s Top Secret Rosies (2011) and The Computer Wore Heels: The Female Mathematicians of World War II (2014)—A Transmedia Reframing of Documentary Audience and Purpose

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 68 (1) – Mar 9, 2016

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Transmedia Reviews LEa NN Eri Ck SON’S Top Secre T r o Sie S (2011) a Nd The c ompu Ter Wore h eel S: The Female m a Thema Tician S o F World War ii (2014)—a Tra NSm Edia rE frami Ng Of dOC um ENTary a udi ENCE a Nd Pur POSE Although it has been used by the commercial of tables of ballistics trajectories during World film and television industries for many years, War II. These tables were used for the accurate transmedia has been embraced by documen­ deployment of ordnance by tanks, heavy artil­ tary film ­ and media­ makers relatively recently. lery, and bomber aircraft. The women whose By employing multiple forms, media­ makers lives Erickson documents were very young, in are exploring new ways to deliver their stories their late teens and early twenties, when they to different audiences. One such path is that went to work on this top­ secret mission to help employed by LeAnn Erickson with the story that win the war. Jennings went on to become one of is the subject of Top Secret Rosies (2011), her the initial programmers for ENIAC, the world’s documentary about the female

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Mar 9, 2016

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