The Gainesville reef
The UF Marston Science Library hosted a satellite reef exhibit from April through October 2011.
In partnership with the Institute for Figuring, we crocheted " a coral reef: a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world."
Crocheted corals remain on display in our tower and overhead in the lobby.
Follow other satellite reefs on the IFF website.
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From the IFF
Origins of Crocheted Hyperbolic Plane
Dr. Daina Taimina, a mathematician at Cornell, is the creator of the crocheted hyperbolic plane. Here is an interview with her and she has just written a book, "Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes."
Here is a link to an early article about the topic "Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane" in Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol.23, No.2, Spring 2001, p.17-28
A display tower, in memory of Deborah Herbstman, will continue to display corals after the exhibit is completed.
The bottom shelf features corals crocheted by Carol Forbes of Australia.
photo by Bill Hanssen