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Crochet Hyperbolics with Cabinet Magazine
at the Kitchen

Photos courtesy of Ranjit Bhatnagar [ more ]
On Feb 5 2005, the Institute For Figuring hosted an event with Cabinet magazine at the Kitchen performance space in New York. Before a packed crowd of artists, knitting enthusiasts, and a Nobel Prize winning scientist, mathematicians David Henderson and Daina Taimina elucidated the nature of hyperbolic space and demonstrated the power of hook and yarn to illuminate the properties of this enigmatic geometry. During the proceedings audience members constructed their own paper models, culminating in a huge black and white hyperbolic soccer ball model. An unexpected wonder capped off the afternoon when audience member Trevor Oakes, a recent graduate from Cooper Union, revealed his own astonishing model made from intricately woven pipe cleaners.