# I made a surface of constant negative c

I made a surface of constant negative curvature.

Background:

This is Daina Taimina's idea. See http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dtaimina/hypplanes.htm

The book looks really good.

TED talk: The beautiful math of coral - Margaret Wertheim

Background:

This is Daina Taimina's idea. See http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dtaimina/hypplanes.htm

The book looks really good.

TED talk: The beautiful math of coral - Margaret Wertheim

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+1'd by: Luis Guzman, Roice Nelson, Whitt Whitton, Heikki Arponen, John Baez, Leo Kil, Doug Hackworth

John Baez - 2014-10-13 07:41:54+0000

It's alive!

Tim Hutton - 2014-10-13 08:02:42+0000

+John Baez It turns out that hyperbolic ruffling, as we see in the surface of the brain, is sufficient in itself for consciousness. Please send help, I think they can hear me typing. They have been growing spontaneously. I

Tim Hutton - 2014-10-13 09:06:52+0000

When I'd finished crocheting this thing my daughter asked if I could make a pair of pants for one of her teddy bears. I've just learnt that this is a thing in hyperbolic geometry too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_of_pants_(mathematics)

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