Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Creative Candy: Crochet Coral Reefs

I had to take a quick moment to feature the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef: a project started by twin sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim. Not only have they crocheted their own coral reef that travels the globe, but they've inspired several satellite projects in various communities.

I first discovered the project in the July issue of Australian Vogue Living, where they were highlighting a community of people at RiAus in Adelaide, that had done just that.

The sisters are co-founders of the Institute for Figuring, and their project began, as they would put it, "as an experiment in modeling hyperbolic mathematical space." How could you not love that?

See the terrific video on TED to hear straight from the source this terrific idea that has become a global phenomenon.

To my fellow readers in the United States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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