Friday, May 20, 2011
The Hyperbolic Reef is Here!
Last November I did a blog entry about a large knitted reef exhibit at the Smithsonian. This was not just any knitted reef (as if such a thing existed in the first place) but a HYPERBOLIC Crochet Coral Reef.
The concept revolved around hyperbolic space - one of those cool terms that just sounds scientific as all get out. And although understanding it is a bit out there for us non-math majors, it is actually doable. If you have a few minutes, check out this link from the original Crochet Coral Reef project: Introduction to Hyperbolic Space.
And now a knitted coral reef is right here in Hawaii! Check out this great article "Hook and Reef" in yesterdays StarAdvertiser and make your way down to Mark's Garage on June 3 for a look. Or just start crocheting your own coral reef. Let me know how it goes.
Posted by HIMB CEP at 5:36 PM