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Crocheting Hyperbolic Planes: Daina Taimiņa at TEDxRiga

A mathematician, artist and lecturer at the Cornell University, USA, Daina Taimi?a one day picked up a crochet hook, bright crochets and visualied apparently very complicated mathematical concepts that prior to Daina's artwork were only understood by highly experienced mathematicians.Playing with the crotchets, Daina has created an entirely different understanding of the hyperbolic planes and has created a tangible way for the young scholars to master it. Daina is passionate about art, travelling and the geometry in the ornaments of various cultures.Full transcript with pictures on author's blog: http://hyperbolic-crochet.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-tedxriga-talk-transcribed-full.htmlAbout TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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