Early Life Gustave Eiffel was born in France, in the Côte-d’Or, the first child of Catherine-Melanie (née Moneuse) and Alexandre Eiffel.  He was a descendant of Jean–Rene Bönickhausen, who emigrated from the German town of Marmagen and settled in Paris at the beginning of the eighteenth century.The family adopted the name Eiffel as a reference […]

Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man “We know very little about Leonardo’s apprenticeship in Verroccio’s workshop, but the short account provided by Vasari confirms that it included architectural and technological design, according to a concept that was being revived on the model of Vitruvius, as reproposed by Alberti” (Pedretti 14). Having had access to Alberti’s and […]

Man of Steel, the new Superman movie from director Zack Snyder, soared into theaters last weekend. It makes us wonder — in the digital age, how has Clark Kent still been able to conceal his true identity? In this Sunday comic, our friends Nitrozac and Snaggy at The Joy of Tech give us an idea […]