Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Crochet sea creatures descend upon New York


Via Gooseflesh: The Institute For Figuring is crocheting a coral reef: Using the techniques of hyperbolic crochet discovered by mathematician Dr. Daina Taimina, the Institute has been evolving a wide taxonomy of reef-life forms - loopy 'kelps', fringed 'anemones', and curlicued 'corals.' While the process that brings these models into being is algorithmic, endless permutations of the underlying formulae result in a constantly surprising panoply of shapes."