The Beautiful Math of Coral & Crochet

Our read­er Gar­net sets the stage for this video: “Math­e­mati­cians have long declared that geo­met­ri­cal hyper­bol­ic space could not be mod­eled in the real world. Now it’s been done, through cro­chet! Watch TED video sci­ence writer Mar­garet Wertheim explain how the art of cro­chet emu­lates sea slugs cre­at­ing coral struc­tures in hyper­bol­ic space, using art to bring atten­tion to the dis­ap­pear­ance of coral through glob­al warm­ing.” You can get more infor­ma­tion about this pre­sen­ta­tion here. And, for more TED Talks, don’t for­get to check out this handy online spread­sheet.

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