Recent and forthcoming events The Annual General Meeting and Annual Lecture for 2003



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Leonardo da Vinci

Society Newsletter

editor: Francis Ames-Lewis

Issue 21, November 2002

Recent and forthcoming events

The Annual General Meeting and Annual Lecture for 2003
The 2003 AGM will be held on Friday May 2nd 2003, and will be followed by a lecture given by Dr Antonio Criminisi, who works for Microsoft at their establishment in Cambridge (UK). Dr Criminisi has designed a computer method of reading flat pictures in three dimensions. This is a form of artificial vision that makes no assumptions without asking for guidance. It was originally designed for reading photographs, but has been applied effectively to Renaissance paintings, such as Piero della Francesca’s Flagellation and Masaccio’s Trinity. Further information about the AGM and Annual Lecture will be circulated nearer the time.

Reconstructions in the History of Science and Technology
Reconstructions in the History of Science and Technology On July 15th 2003 the Society will present, in association with the Royal Institution, a Symposium on 'Reconstructions in the History of Science and Technology'. The purpose of the meeting is to explore what historians learn from reconstructions of objects or experiments. Speakers will include Adam Hart Davis, Martin Kemp and Steven Roberts on Leonardo's flyer, Tony Sale on rebuilding a Colossus, Thomas B. Settle on repeating Galileo's experiments, David Gooding on repeating Faraday's experiments, and Tim Hunkin on reinventing electricity. The Symposium will be held at the Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS. Further details will be available in due course on the websites of the Royal Institution and of the Leonardo da Vinci Society or from Matthew Landrus, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, e-mail: matthew.landrus@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.




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