Margaret Wertheim leads a project to re-create the creatures of the coral reefs using a crochet technique invented by a mathematician -- celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic geometry underlying coral creation.
About Margaret Wertheim
By masterminding a project to model a coral reef armed only with crochet hooks, Margaret Wertheim hopes to bring some of the most complicated mathematical models embodied in our universe into the minds (and hands) of the masses.
Lion Brand Hyperbolic Crochet Motifs
Download PDF here. The coral reef that is bleach looking is the one that is sick due to rise in oceanic temperatures. Watch the video and while you do, crochet your own coral reef.