Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mathematical Fiber Arts Exhibit

Right, more belated bloggings today, and quite a bit of belated excitement in this one! In January, the AMS held it's [not at all] annual "Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fiber Arts" in Washington, and I was invited to send my trefoils along to be exhibited there. Naturally I was delighted that they were chosen and to be able to show them off to other geek-knitters! Even more awesomely, local geek-knitter Madeleine's "Helward's world" was invited along too.

The photos from this event are now up, so you can see the trefoils on their exciting adventure to Washington here, and you can see Helward's world here, and you can also ogle the other exhibits too(although this may lead to a burning desire to knit Seifert surfaces). You can read more about the event here.

So yay, the trefoils are famous! Worryingly, they're also more well-travelled than I am...
More bloggings soon!


smbelcas said...

Mild correction---there have only been two Special Sessions on Mathematics and Fiber Arts, and they were four years apart. Also, our AMS Special Session is the only one that's accompanied by an exhibit. (So you and your trefoils are much more special than simply appearing in an annual event!)

Jhadur said...

Oops, thanks for the correction! I'm not sure where I got the idea it was annual from. *edits*