For the 7th year in a row the Museo Galileo is joining the National Braille Day with a webinar, which is scheduled with the collaboration of the Polytechnic of Turin and the Unione Italiana Ciechi e Ipovedenti in Florence, and is aimed at blind or partially sighted people.
Gulliver's Travels, a masterpiece by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), tells us about the remarkable travels of a surgeon, Lemuel Gulliver, meeting fantastical beings on imaginary islands. Behind the fairy tale façade is a real critique of science and a cynical worldview.
After talking about Lemuel’s adventures, Emma Angelini of the Polytechnic of Turin and Andrea Gori of the Museo Galileo will take their cue from Swift’s caricature of the 18th-century scientific world, to analyse the author’s reflections on science and society, as well as his criticism of human knowledge, which is blind without practical results.
The audience will thus be led to the discovery to Swift’s satire and his search for a utopian world to counterbalance flaws and defects of 18th-century Europe.
The event will take place in Italian.