I had the pleasure to meet with Daina Taimina, of Cornell University who came to Concordia University in Montreal this week to give a talk on maths and crochet, We also discussed intellectual property in the art world versus the academic world.
Daina has been creating these marvelous crochet hyperbolic planes as a teaching tool for non-euclidean mathematics. Her pieces are now also known as works of art, crossing the boundaries between the academic and artistic world, for our delight!
Look for her work at:http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dtaimina/hypplanes.htm
She also inspired a large scale project by the IFF in L.A. for the creation of a crochet coral reef to raise awareness on environmental issues. This project raises ethical questions around referencing, and naming collaborators in large collective artworks.
What an inspiration! Negative curvatures will most definitely be incorporated in this taggers crochet vocabulary!