Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane

February 2nd, 2005 | Filed under: Mathematics | 6 Comments »

Here’s a great interview and explanation of crocheting hyperbolic space. We are so firmly set into Euclidean geometry, that it may be hard to understand space and geometry in any other terms. David Henderson and Daina Taimina put this somewhat mind bending task in simple terms. Daina’s crocheted hand knit models are taking on the challenge of generating a greater intuitive understanding of hyperbolic spaces. (Images courtesy the Institute For Figuring)

David Henderson and Daina Taimina will be giving a talk at The Kitchen, NYC on Saturday, February 5th, 2005. more info here.

Thanks, Neil

6 Comments on “Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane”

  1. 1 cw said at 12:15 pm on February 16th, 2005:

    Here are some photos from the event by ranjit.

  2. 2 The Institute For Figuring said at 11:31 pm on April 17th, 2005:

    Dear Future Feeder

    we are delighted that you like our crochet models of the hyperbolic plane. We ask that on the site you please put in the following credit:

    Images courtesy the Institute For Figuring

    best wishes
    Margaret Wertheim
    Director: The IFF

  3. 3 afaf said at 11:49 am on May 6th, 2006:

    would you email me more about crochet models and consider me as a mebeer at your institute.
    thank you

  4. 4 Jane Fay said at 1:31 pm on March 4th, 2008:

    Would you e-mail me when they have another class, in New York city of hyperbolic crochet? Thanks.

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  6. 6 mohammed imran said at 12:35 am on April 29th, 2011:

    Actually, I’m an avid crocheter and read magazines on the subject as well. I’ve seen this author’s work featured in the periodicals. They’re so beautiful!

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