Monday, September 27, 2010

Hyperbolic Crochet Reef Workshops

Hyperbolic Reef Workshops

We hope to see many people joining us for these days of understanding the geometry of hyperbolic space, the environmental impact of our lifestyle and not least the physical manifestation of hyperbolic space. We will hear the speakers on geometry and marine biology before lunch and then we will get down to some hyperbolic crochet after lunch.

These workshops are not not suitable for small children and older children should be accompanied by parent/guardian at all times.

Details on the speakers:

Dr. Anke C. Dietzsch studied ecology at the University of Bonn, Germany, and at Trinity College Dublin. She has worked for the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, and is currently a researcher at TCD. Her studies brought her to tropical and temperate climates in Asia, Africa and South America where she admired and investigated the ecology and biodiversity of both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. This year she mediated for the Crochet Coral Reef Project at the Science Gallery Dublin and is passionate about the idea of communicating Arts and Science to a wide, interested audience.

Eiseart Dunne is a student at Trinity College who hails from Cappawhite in Co. Tipperary. He studied English Literature and Mathematics for three years before choosing to specialise in Maths for his upcoming fourth and final year. He spends part of his time working as a mediator in the Science Gallery.and too much of the rest of it looking at funny and cute pictures of animals.

The Reefers & Irene Lundgaard are autodidact crocheters who are passionate about Hyperbolic Crochet and like to share their knowledge of this fantastic craft with as many people as possible. They have been involved in The Irish Reef from the word go and are trying to bring it to as many places in Ireland as possible to share the beauty of this woolly wonder and generate awareness of the negative environmental impact that is happening to coral reefs worldwide.

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