Following in Leonard’s footsteps

Du 20/12/2018 au 01/01/2020
59 Rue Néricault Destouches, 37000 Tours, France

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This digital project offers an original interactive experience in the form of an initiatory journey in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci. Through a web-documentary and a virtual reality video game, you can enter the creative universe of the Tuscan Master, discover unknown aspects of his life and the way he conceived his inventions during the Renaissance.

A man with many facets, Leonardo da Vinci is a military engineer, painter, sculptor, architect, anatomist and above all a humanist of his time. To better understand this world-famous historical figure, the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance and the Heritage Intelligence program developed the project “Sur les pas de Léonard”, created with Leonard’s specialist researchers, the project uses digital technology to disseminate knowledge that is often unknown outside the scientific world.The interactive web documentaryDiscover the different facets of Leonardo da Vinci’s life and work and set off, with Pascal Brioist, Professor of History at the Universities, in the footsteps of the Tuscan Master for a real scientific investigation throughout Europe. Based on the questions sent by the students of a second grade class at Descartes High School, Pascal Brioist begins a journey in France, Switzerland and Italy, following in the footsteps of the famous Italian. Over the 13 episodes of this original web-series, he mobilizes his network of colleagues and friends, made up of Leonardo’s best European specialists, through a scientific journey inspired by the scientific peregrinatio, typical of the Renaissance… Set off in Leonardo’s footsteps and rediscover the Italian Master through a unique interactive journey combining the episodes of the web documentary and various interactive contents… > Web-documentary in 13 episodes available on the Renaissance Transmédia Lab website

MécaLéo VRA serious virtual reality video game to immerse yourself in the Renaissance and discover the mechanics of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous machinesIn an immersive and interactive adventure game, complete puzzles and mechanical exercises using Leonardo’s codices and manage to complete his unfinished machines. Through reconstructions of 16th century settings, discover the Renaissance sciences and techniques that inspired the famous Italian engineer > Release of the video game in autumn 2019 (VR HTC Vive® version / PC version)

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