Leonardo da Vinci would be a programmer today


Modern da Vincni – I sat quiet and still in a clean, worn armchair; a good balance between luxurious and cheap. The near absolute silence was a pleasant break from campus outside. Were it not for the electrodes taped to my head, I might have been comfortable. The television before me, much like the one in my apartment at the time, would have been welcome if it weren’t for the oversized words flickering in black font on a white screen.

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Here’s what Leonardo da Vinci’s to-do list looked like in 1490

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Oh no, he forgot milk!

Even the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci needed to jot things down in a notebook so he could remember what he needed to do. The only difference, of course, is that da Vinci’s to-do list was much more complex than ours. I mean, who needs to calculate the measurement of Milan and its suburbs and learn how to repair a lock, canal and mill?

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The Real Da Vinci Code? Expert Finds Secret Symbols in Mona Lisa’s Eyes


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This is not part of Dan Brown’s novel. Researcher Silvano Vinceti— chairman of the Italian national committee for cultural heritage—has found a secret code in the Mona Lisa by scanning her eyes. A code that could reveal her mysterious identity:


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Leonardo da Vinci’s Bones To Be Dug Up By Italian Scientists

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Is the Mona Lisa a disguised self-portrait?
Scientists seeking permission to exhume the remains of Leonardo da Vinci plan to reconstruct his face to discover whether his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, is a disguised self-portrait.

A team from Italy’s National Committee for Cultural Heritage, a leading association of scientists and art historians, has asked to open the tomb in which the Renaissance painter and polymath is believed to lie at Amboise castle, in the Loire valley, where he died in 1519, aged 67.


The Simpsons Last Supper and More …

Jeremy Barker of Popped Culture blog wrote about a compendium of 50 pop culture versions of Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic painting The Last Supper. There are soooooo many to choose from.

This one above is The Simpsons Last Supper:

Depicting Homer Simpson with his beer-swilling disciples at Moe’s is inspired, but my one complaint is how many minor characters there are in the bar, making some guy I don’t even recognize as Judas…

More pics after the jump.

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