Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

If you enjoyed Jender’s earlier post on the work by Daina Taimina, a Cornel mathematician, to realize a crocheted hyperbolic space, do check out a related article in today’s NY Times

In part inspired by Dr Taimina, Margaret Wertheim, a science writer, and her twin sister, Christine, who teaches at the California Institute for the Arts, came up with the idea of creating a woolly homage to the Great Barrier Reef about two and a half years ago. The Wertheims, 49, grew up in Queensland in Australia, where the approximately 135,000-square-mile reef — and the billions of tiny organisms that it comprises — is located. But the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef … is much more than a warning about global warming. It marks the intersection of the Wertheims’ various passions: science, mathematics, art, feminism, handicrafts and social activism.