Tuesday, March 02, 2010

not knots

Dear friends of Cabinet,

Please join us for "Not Knots," a workshop on knots, knitting, and string figures featuring Sabrina Gschwandtner, Philip Ording, and Inoli Murphy.

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2–4 pm
Place: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (directions here)
FREE. No RSVP required
Organized by Sabrina Gschwandtner

This mini-fair is a hands-on exploration of knots, knitting, and string figures. Visitors can view short math films that explore the geometry surrounding knots (including the well-known short Not Knot) and engage in an informal discussion of knot theory with mathematician Philip Ording. Artist Sabrina Gschwandtner will conduct a lab for stalled handcraft projects: bring any knitted, crocheted, sewn, embroidered, or woven undertaking that is in limbo, and receive consultation for moving forward. Inoli Murphy, mathematician and author of Murphy's String Figures: Teaching Math with String Figures, will demonstrate and discuss the ancient art of string figures.

Pretzel knots and wine will be served.


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