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Algorithms made manifest

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by crocheting computer-generated instructions of the Lorenz manifold: all crochet stitches together define the surface of initial conditions that under influence of the vector field generated by the Lorenz equations end up at the origin; all other initial conditions go to the butterfly attractor that has chaotic dynamics. The overall shape of the surface is created by little local changes: adding or removing points at each step

Art or craft can make complex mathematics ‘visible’ for the layperson revealing its beauty and intricacies and opening up ways of understanding what composes our┬áblack boxed technologies.

The mathematics of crochet