On the 500th anniversary of his death, this series brings together scholars from different disciplines to re-examine the work, legacy and myth of Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo’s notebooks are filled with illustrations of nature, both plants and animals, their interactions with humans and in local ecosystems. Did his deep engagement with the natural world make him an environmentalist ahead of his time?
Leonardo was a child of the Tuscan countryside, raised in ...
Imagine a house where the walls change colour depending on your mood, or your tablecloth changes shape when you’re having a dinner party. A house where every item, from your cushions to your lampshades, interact with you. This might sound like something out of Harry Potter, but such magic interior design could become a real part of our lives in the near future.
Many homes are already smart. Research from Statista predicts that by the end of 2019, more than 45m smart home devices will be installed in US homes, and analysts predic…
What gives an urban area a particular quality? What is the mood, feeling or atmosphere that makes a “place”?
At a superficial glance city spaces might seem defined by road layouts and buildings, infrastructure and zoning laws. But my interest as a researcher and theatre maker is in investigating the kinds of everyday interactions that give these spaces an identity – that make them places.
That’s why, over a 13-month period from ...
BordeauxLa volonté de décloisonnement des disciplines, la recherche d’une plus grande inter- et pluridisciplinarité ainsi que l’injonction contemporaine à la créativité ont conduit ces dernières années au développement de nombreux programmes de collaborations arts et sciences, notamment dans le milieu académique.
Prenant généralement la forme de résidences d’artistes dans les laboratoires de recherche scientifique, ces programmes visent à favoriser la créativité des chercheurs et la diffusion des savoirs.