The mathematicians at the Institute for Figuring have been busy crocheting more hyperbolic sculptures. From the institute’s web site:
In homage to the Great One, IFF co-directors Margaret and Christine Wertheim have instigated a project to crochet a handmade reef. This woolly testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world celebrates also an unexpected intersection of feminine handicraft and a strange geometry that is realized throughout the oceanic realm.
You can see the reef in person at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA through June 17th, 2007.
If you can’t get there, there’s a new video about the origins of the crocheted hyperbolic planes cirulating the net:
crochet, hyperbolic plane, space