The physics of snowflakes, the hyperbolic geometry of sea slugs, and the mathematics of paper-folding are all fodder for Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring, whose crocheted models of hyperbolic space are included in the exhibition The Quick and the Dead. From their base in Los Angeles the duo conducts projects aimed at illuminating the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics. The preceding crochet workshop (needles and yarn provided) teaches simple techniques for making hyberbolic forms. All skill levels welcome.
The Institute For Figuring
Workshop: Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 5–6:30 pm. Lecture: Walker Cinema, 7 pm.
Free. Tickets to the lecture available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk from 6 pm.