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Light Culture | History

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The scientific and technical studies related to optics and its applications, such as fireworks, shadows theatre and stained glass will take us through the history of moving image and the origins of light culture to seminal events, changing our perception of the world forever, as it was with the discovery of lenses and developments of camera obscura. In this lesson we will have a look at the early ideas - from Celtic, Egyptian, Greek culture and Sun worship to the origins of Roman architecture and first scientific theories on the nature of light and early optical research, laid through centuries by such visionaries as Pythagoras, Plato, Mo Ti, Aristotle, Galenos, Vitruvius, Hunain Ibn Ishaq, Alhazen, Leonardo da Vinci, Roger Bacon, Filippo Brunelleschi and Isaac Newton amongst many others.

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