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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Margaret Wertheim on the beautiful math of coral

About this Talk:

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

Lion Brand® Fun Fur - Lion® Suede - Vanna's Choice® - Homespun®
Pattern #: c-coralReef

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE: One Size
As desired. Our pieces measure about 4-8 in. (10-20.5 cm)


Image of Lion Brand Hyperbolic Crochet Motifs
Create your own coral reef design of fantastical shells and fantastical creatures using hyperbolic planes.

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.


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