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Crochet coral reef : a project

"Now perhaps the world's largest participatory art and science project, the Crochet Coral Reef combines mathematics, marine biology, environmental consciousness-raising and community art practice. Almost 8,000 people around the world have contributed to making an ever-evolving archipelago of giant woolen seascapes, which have been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, the Smithsonian and many other venues. This fully illustrated book, written by the project's creators--Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring--brings together the scientific and mathematical content behind the project, along with essays about the artistic and cultural resonances of this unique experiment in radical craft practice. With a wealth of color illustrations, the book serves as a record of the 30-plus Crochet Reefs worldwide and names all 7,000-plus contributors in a specially designed section."--Amazon
Print Book, English, ©2015
Institute for Figuring, Los Angeles, ©2015
206 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
9780977962235, 0977962237
Introduction / Donna Haraway
Introduction: iterate, deviate, elaborate / Margaret and Christine Wertheim
Coral in art and culture: a monstrous transformation / Marion Endt-Jones
Science and mathematics. Corals and mathematics ; A crochet tree of life: evolution in a fiber world ; CO₂CA-CO₂LA ocean ; Science and art: enchanting the conceptual landscape / Margaret Wertheim
Materiality and labor. Matter and form ; Craft-work and other gendered myths of the capitalocene ; Trash, whore and Eve of destruction: on the pleasures of crocheting plastic / Christine Wertheim
Reverie as resistance / Leslie Dick
Satellite Reef Program. Communities in radical reflection: the Satellite Reef Program / Anna Mayer
Satellite Reef Program contributors 2005-2015
Satellite Reef locations