Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian

There is a temporary exhibit going on a the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in DC. Running until April 24, this exhibit combines the mathematics of hyperbolic geometry with the organic craft of crochet!


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Hyperbolic crochet forms by Christine Wertheim and Barbara Wertheim.
Photo © The Institute For Figuring (by Alyssa Gorelick)

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Hyperbolic crochet kelp form by Anitra Menning.
Photo © The Institute For Figuring (by Alyssa Gorelick)

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Hyperbolic crochet coral by Heather McCarren.
Photo © The Institute For Figuring (by Alyssa Gorelick)

This is on my immediate to-do list! How about you?

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