Friday, 28 August 2009

Who said I'd never use Maths.

After finishing two days of kids classes I have been reflecting on the uses of mathematics. The kids were amazed at how much maths and science they used while they splashed dye around. They were even more astounded to learn how much fun they had. I showed them some photos I had taken during my recent trip to Sydney.

Angela from Living Creatively recommended that I go and see an exhibition at the Powerhouse Musuem. The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibition is based on Hyperbolic Geometry. That's it for the technical description. If by now you are starting to nod off take a look at some of the pics.

Not only maths but as it was described in the Sydney Morning Herald as "an artistic project that weaves art and community craft together with environmental activism and marine biology." The exhibition feature coral reefs made from wool, plasticbags and fibre optic cables.

Incredible! The exhibition continues in Sydney until the end of the month. Fingers crossed that we get to see it in Brisbane.

1 comment:

Patty said...

Where do people come up with these brilliant ideas. Hope we get to see it here.