The Da Vinci Codex: hacking Leonardo's smartphone

The Da Vinci Codex: hacking Leonardo's smartphone

This month, we welcome Dr. Chris Bore who'll be speaking on "The Da Vinci Codex: hacking Leonardo's smartphone".

Guarding a valuable Leonardo da Vinci Codex at Woking’s then new Lightbox gallery provided an insight that led Dr. Chris Bore to understand something important – and often neglected – about human knowledge.

In this talk Chris, himself a physicist, recalls a personal journey of discovery, that happened by accident, and that led from the hi-tech world of smartphones and digital cameras and video, through Renaissance art, through the science of visual illusion, and back through engineering to a Renaissance filofax, to rediscover why school physics matters, that we didn’t always know everything, and how what may seem dull, is in fact amazing.
When
14 Jan 2020 at 7:30pm
until 14 Jan 2020 at 9:00pm
Where
Guildford Institute
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

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