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12th March, 2019

Studying Leonardo’s perpetual motion drawings using digital visualisation

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12th March, 2019
11:30 - 13:30
Ravensbourne University London
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW

This workshop is dedicated to the presentation of the work done on digital models derived from Leonardo’s drawings and the preparations for the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion: Visualizing Impossible Machines” (Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University London, from 6th February to 12 March 2019).

The issues covered include:

  • dimensioning a machine,
  • transforming a drawing into a 3d virtual model
  • the legitimacy of integrating / recreating missing parts
  • the choice of materials
  • the machine in its context
  • problems arising from 3d modeling
  • how to investigate and integrate the historical sources and give a new perspective to study


11.30 -11.50 Andrea Bernardoni: History of mechanical philology, from the
wooden to the virtual model

11.50-12.10 Mike Smith: From manuscript to 3D models with animation

12.10-12.30 Nick Lambert, Virtual rooms and virtual exhibitions

12.30-12.50 Discussion and coffee break

12.50-13.10 Jazz Rasool: Mixed Reality Enhanced Learning and the 8 Realities

13.10-13.30 Juliana Barone: Exhibiting the physical and digital

13.30-13.40 Closing discussion followed by visit to exhibition at Peltz Gallery

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