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How Da Vinci 'Augmented Reality'—More Than 500 Years Ago

Oct 06, 2017 | 72 videos
Video by The Atlantic

We may think of Leonardo Da Vinci as an artist, but he was also a scientist. By incorporating anatomy, chemistry, and optics into his artistic process, Da Vinci created an augmented reality experience centuries before the concept even existed. This video details how Da Vinci made the Mona Lisa interactive using innovative painting techniques and the physiology of the human eye.

Read more about the science behind the Mona Lisa on The Atlantic.

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Authors: Atthar Mirza, Daniel Lombroso

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