Video Explanation of Crochet and Hyperbolic Space

My friend emailed me a link to this outstanding TED video of Margaret Wertheim discussing crochet's role in mathematicians' understanding of hyperbolic space and her project with the Institute for Figuring to create a crocheted coral reef.

I wish I could post the video here, but our new blogging system won't display it. So, go over there and watch it! It's a great way to spend sixteen minutes.

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