Oct. 18-19, 2019 | California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Leonardo da Vinci, Inventing the Future: Flight, Automata, Art, Anatomy, Biomorphism 

Leonardo da Vinci, Inventing the Future: Flight, Automata, Art, Anatomy, Biomorphism brings scholars, doctors, scientists, and artists together to discuss and view Leonardo’s influential work and legacy. His desire for new knowledge and understanding are examples of true interdisciplinary thinking, and this conference invites us all to consider approaching the future with expanded, Leonardo visions of what is possible. 

October 18: 8am to 5pm
October 19: 9am to 6pm

To register: http://bit.ly/2BcWvzd

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of relevant facsimiles of Leonardo’s drawings matched with photographs of contemporary dissections and modern artistic works from the Department of Artistic Anatomy of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Items from the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana in the UCLA Library Special Collections will also be on display. Additionally, a film on the life of Leonardo will be shown courtesy of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.

Our hope is that through this innovative program we will use the inspiration and example of Leonardo to re-ignite the enthusiasm for research and challenge in this generation and the next, and to develop the most distinguishing of human features, the enquiring and challenging mind.

This conference is jointly presented by the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and in partnership with the UCLA Art|Sci Center. For more details, check out the event page here.