"Not Knots": A Workshop Featuring Sabrina Gschwandtner, Philip Ording, and Inoli Murphy

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2–4 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE; no RSVP necessary
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.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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