Discover New Worlds: The Renaissance

Before venturing out on the Journey of a Lifetime, it might be important to know something about your destination. We've got you covered.

The Renaissance was considered a time of rapid innovation and "rebirth." And the many ways in which Leonardo da Vinci was set on inventing the future of... well.. everything!

science

Cracking the Code - da Vinci's trade secrets!

Cracking the Code - da Vinci's trade secrets!

Inventors in most of the world have trademark laws and patents to protect their creations. But how did one of the most prolific inventors in history keep his secrets safe-with pirates and spies out to steal his secrets?

Read More

arts

Sculptor, Architect, Actor, Impresario: How Rome Was Reinvented in a Lifetime

Sculptor, Architect, Actor, Impresario: How Rome Was Reinvented in a Lifetime

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Naples, 7 December 1598 - Rome, 28 November 1680) was an Italian artist who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age and also a prominent architect. In addition he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets.

Read More

history

MASTERY: Da Vinci's Secret to Inventing the Future

MASTERY: Da Vinci's Secret to Inventing the Future

How would you think of the possibility of air travel-if only birds and butterflies were the only to the skies? Or design a military tank from observing a turtle in its shell? Imagine how Leonardo da Vinci thought that stuff up-hundreds of years ahead of his time.

Read More

technology

Virtual Reality: A Matter of Perception

Virtual Reality: A Matter of Perception

Think VR and AR are new technologies? Low-tech versions have existed for centuries.

Read More

culture

Da Vinci's Way: Fashion, Renaissance Style

Da Vinci's Way: Fashion, Renaissance Style

Follow Instagram fashion trends today, and you'll see influencers showing the latest trends. But how would a fashionista in the fifteenth century know what not to wear?

Read More

architecture

Filippo Brunelleschi: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Duomo Maker

Filippo Brunelleschi: Sculptor, Goldsmith, Duomo Maker

How losing the competition that would lead to the job-of-a-lifetime against a detested rival led to the rise of one of the world's most famous architects.

Read More

engineering

Leonardo da Vinci's Lion Robot

Leonardo da Vinci's Lion Robot

Artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is reputed to have created a mechanical lion made for a king. And there were those who say it moved on its own power. Making the first known workable robots over 500 years old.

Read More