Saturday, November 17, 2007
I wish I could go to this!
Join the NYU Art Department as they host a lecture and workshops with artist Margaret Wertheim about the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project that is currently showing in Chicago and will be exhibited at NYU in Spring 2008.
The Crochet Reef is an outgrowth of the techniques of hyperbolic crochet originally discovered by mathematician Daina Taimina, and expanded by Margaret and her twin sister Christine to create a wide variety of corals, kelps, anemones and other reef-forms. Now engaging people the world over, the Crochet Reef is a unique conjunction of geometry, handicraft, marine biology, conservation ecology, and aesthetic practice that has been featured in both science and craft magazines. Take this chance to learn from one of the creators of reef-crochet, and hear about the intersection between non-euclidean mathematics and sea slugs!
Saturday, November 17th, 1-2:30PM
Barney Building, Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant St (at 9th Street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues)
NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions
Free & Open to the Public
Margaret Wertheim will lead informal workshops to teach the skills needed to create your own woolly reef. Materials have been generously provided by the Lion Brand® Yarn Company, but feel free to bring your own materials.
Saturday, November 17th 3-6PM
Sunday, November 18th 12-5PM
Barney Building, Room 309
Workshop space is limited so RSVP to reserve a space!
Contact Professor Judith Schwartz at: jss1 @ nyu . edu (remove spaces).
Include subject heading "Coral Reef RSVP" and your name and contact information in the email.
NOTE: Please let Professor Schwartz know if you have experience with crochet and would like to assist.
Posted by Schmancy at 1:32 PM