No one person in history represents the inventive drive of humanity more than the 15th century Italian artist and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci. In his notebooks, he investigated virtually every field of science, art, and engineering and recorded his observations and reactions in thousands of sketches and notes. In the early part of the 20th Century, scholarly studies of the Da Vinci Codices (folios of his surviving notebooks compiled by collectors) led to production of working models of his most ingenious machines, those devices that appear to envision a future well beyond his 15th century environment.
In four displays within the UTS FEIT building on Broadway [CB11], After da Vinci showcases a special collection of 22 models of machines based on da Vinci’s scientific and technical drawings. The display is not just a celebration of a creative mind. It is intended as a spark to curiosity - to inspire and encourage students and visitors in their belief that dreams can become practical reality - to encourage inventive research and design.
The models in this display are presented by UTS courtesy of IBM (Australia), the collection’s owner.