Renaissance
Background  <ul><li>Ancient History </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civilizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mesopotami...
Ancient-Medieval Technology <ul><li>Advancement in Mechanism  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pyramids, ramp & lever, cranes, sc...
The Life  <ul><li>More of an Interdisciplinary Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Inventions Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>...
R u a Polymath ? <ul><li>What is a Polymath </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.angelfire.com/fl/polymathsociety/whatis.html </li...
Art <ul><li>Painting : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed Perspectives, 3Ds, Shades, Tones  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Breakthroughs <ul><li>Measure Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solve Problems on Dynamics  and understand motion </li></ul></ul>...
Assignment No 5 <ul><li>Choose a renaissance personality and write a single page biography profiling him/her as Polymath  ...
Conclusion <ul><li>Renaissance era is extremely significant </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkers and inventors contributed extensive...
Next <ul><li>The Industrial Revolution  </li></ul>
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Renaissance

  1. 1. Renaissance
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Ancient History </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civilizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mesopotamia, Indus Valley, Egyptian ,Roman etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Philosophers – Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Medieval Age (5 th – 16 th ) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decline </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conservative Approach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Era of Wars – Hundred Years of War, Crusades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Breakdown of Roman and Islamic Empire </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Renaissance </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebirth </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ancient-Medieval Technology <ul><li>Advancement in Mechanism </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pyramids, ramp & lever, cranes, screws , gears , crankshaft etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily Marine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roads, Bridges, Sanitation, Colosseum etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Astronomy, Mathematics and Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration of Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rome developed highly advanced technologies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Islamic World major contributor of Technology </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Life <ul><li>More of an Interdisciplinary Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Inventions Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely intelligent breed of men </li></ul><ul><li>-The Renaissance Men (Polymath) </li></ul><ul><li>Surprisingly, this is what we are demanding again after 500 years !! </li></ul>
  5. 5. R u a Polymath ? <ul><li>What is a Polymath </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.angelfire.com/fl/polymathsociety/whatis.html </li></ul><ul><li>Polymath Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.angelfire.com/fl/polymathsociety/lifestyle.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Art <ul><li>Painting : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed Perspectives, 3Ds, Shades, Tones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Last Supper , Mona Lisa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sculpture : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bronze statue of David </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Donatello , Michelangelo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Martin Luther , William Shakespeare, Machiavelli </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry , Plays, Political and religious writings (the new testament) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Breakthroughs <ul><li>Measure Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solve Problems on Dynamics and understand motion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lenses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observations and Findings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gunpowder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explosives for constructive purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Submarine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex problems like Fluid Mechanics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Printing Press </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer of Technology and Culture </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Assignment No 5 <ul><li>Choose a renaissance personality and write a single page biography profiling him/her as Polymath </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Generalist or Specialist ? Choose your side and develop a single page argument supporting it. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Renaissance era is extremely significant </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkers and inventors contributed extensively </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to have an interdisciplinary approach </li></ul>
  10. 10. Next <ul><li>The Industrial Revolution </li></ul>

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