BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION

May 7, 2006 § Leave a comment

crochet

A mouthful, that word. Yet you feel the implicit paradox in it, of the soft and the hard. For soft as we are, we have bone and teeth (and wish they wouldn’t fail us!). And there is nothing more beautiful in Nature than the shelters and solid inner structures that small and big critters alike have evolved.

Lia Addadi of the Weizmann Institute and Joanna Aizenberg of Bell Labs will introduce us to this exquisite world of structure and function between the organic and inorganic. Agata Olek (an artist who will crochet anything from a Venice vaporetto to prostate cancer), working with actor Carol Haunton, will crochet balloons and a fairy tale to illuminate a Venus Flower Basket, a glass sponge which “traps” two shrimp in its interior. Maybe she’ll crochet around you; watch out!

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