My apollogies to Kircher‘s fans. He made that stupid Kircher’s Cat Piano, however the German jesuit was also responsable for many great inventions and ideas as the Athanasius Kircher Project and Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society sites show.
For those the love vintage images, the best introduction to Kircher’s works is this neat coverpop flash page with a nice collection of his works provided by the Department of Special Collections of Stanford University Libraries. More about him at this, this, this, this and this post of Giornale Nuovo and this, this and this BibliOdyssey‘s post.
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