Organizing Committee
Abstract

The aim of this working group is to bring together theorists and practitioners of computational fiber arts and will have three related themes.

First, we would like to prove theorems about the geometry and topology of knitting. Second, we would like to explore the idea that knitting and textiles can be a physical embodiment of ideas in computational geometry. Third, we will use knitting and other textile arts as a way of visually communicating mathematical ideas to a broader audience.

The working group will take place the week following the Illustrating Geometry and Topology workshop.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

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Workshop Schedule

Monday, September 23, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
8:30 - 8:55am EDTRegistration - ICERM 121 South Main Street, Providence RI 0290311th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am EDTThe Future of Knitting Machine Programming - Jim McCann, Carnegie Mellon University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTYarn, Stitch, Fabric: Searching for a Theory of Knitted Lace Symmetry - Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTDiscussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:00pm EDTSemester Program - Making mechanisms with LEGO - Alexander E Holroyd, University of Washington11th Floor Conference Room 
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
1:00 - 1:45pm EDTLaser in Glass - Technical Discussion - Oliver Labs, MO -labs11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:45 - 2:15pm EDTInteractive Visualization of Cubic Surfaces - Oliver Labs, MO - Labs11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTHyperbolic Crochet Workshop Part I - Daina Taimina, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTHyperbolic Crochet Workshop Part II - Daina Taimina, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45am EDTTwisted topological tangles or the knot theory of knitting - Sabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTColor, Texture, Structure - Anna Gitelson-Kahn, RISD11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTDiscussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
1:00 - 2:20pm EDTGeometry and Illustration - Saul Schleimer, University of Oxford11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTColor Symmetry in plane patterns - Frank Farris, Santa Clara University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 5:00pm EDTPoster Session & Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45am EDTPlaying with Surfaces- Spheres, Monkey Pants, and Zippergons - Kelly Delp, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTBobbin lace as a mathematical lens - Veronika Irvine, University of Waterloo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:15 - 11:25am EDTWorkshop Group Photo  
11:30 - 12:30pm EDTCircle Limits - Jeremy Kahn, Brown University11th Floor Conference Room 
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTDiscussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 1:45pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 4:00pm EDTTour of RISD Textiles DepartmentRISD 
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, September 26, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45am EDTItajime Shibori Walllpaper Patterns - Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTillustrating topology and geometry (but mostly topology) with knitting - sarah-marie belcastro, Smith College11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTDiscussion11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
1:00 - 2:20pm EDTGeometry and Illustration - Bill Goldman, Maryland University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTHyperbolic quilting workshop Part I - Sabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:30 - 3:30pm EDTNumber Theorists and Friends11th Floor Conference Room 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTHyperbolic quilting workshop Part II - Sabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Friday, September 27, 2019
TimeEventLocationMaterials
9:00 - 9:45am EDTForming fabric from knitted curves - Mike Dimitriyev, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTphysical properties of hyperbolic space in relation to the history of clothing and armor - Rebecca Field, James Madison University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:00pm EDTDiscussion & Wrap Up11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00 - 1:00pm EDTLunch Knitting11th Floor Conference 
12:30 - 2:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch / Free Time  
2:00 - 3:45pm EDTOptional workshop: Making punch cards in openSCAD - Laura Taalman, James Madison University11th Floor Conference Room 
3:45 - 4:15pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 

Associated Semester Workshops

Illustrating Mathematics
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Program Opener: Meet, Make and Design
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Math + Art Panel
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Illustrating Geometry and Topology
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Math + Art Panel
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Math + Art Panel
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Illustrating Number Theory and Algebra
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Math + Art Panel
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Illustrating Dynamics and Probability
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Math + Art Panel
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