How to make hyperbolic coral

by Stephanie Chasteen on June 20, 2008

This is a follow-up to my original post on Margaret Wertheim and her hyperbolic coral project.

There’s also a little more about Margaret Wertheim’s hyperbolic crochet project from the Exploratorium, and a live webcast from the Exploratorium with her, to learn how to crochet coral critters (scroll down to July 2007).

Margaret Wertheim is a science writer, book author, and contributer to the New York Times.  The hyperbolic coral project uses crochet to visualize hyperbolic geometries that weren’t able to be easily crafted before.  She crochets the coral reef to try to bring attention to damage to coral reefs in her home country of Australia.

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Mary Milelr July 21, 2008 at 6:09 am

Hey sciencegeekgirl,
The Explo team has been in Greenland the last two weeks, flying around in helicopters and following the work of several science groups here. Check it out!
Mary

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