We need to turn again to the Islamic contemporaries of Mayor and Alphonso to find a medieval ‘computer’ or computation device – the astrolabe and the torquetum.
Islamic engineers were also responsible for wonderful automata. The castle clock (1206), made by Ismail Al-Jazari, is considered the first programmable analog computer.
These images are the first draft of the upcoming release of Mayor: the case of the theftless thief, series 1 of the Mayor series. Check out the Mayor playlist on Spotify.
graphica – fantastica – medieval