Whilst reading our corporate paper over lunch, I happened upon an article on the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian. The article was there because a colleague, fauxklore, contributed pieces to it. The entire reef exhibit consists of a variety of “sub-reefs” made by crocheting, and is a combination art project, mathematical wonder, science lesson, and environmental awareness effort. The basic approach is to use crochet to make models of hyperbolic space, where amount of surface area is maximized with a limited volume.
Cool. Nice work, Miriam!