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The Institute For Figuring



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.