IFF Directors Talks 2009

Walker Center for the Arts
Minneapolis, MN - Thursday July 30, 2009 @ 5-7 pm

Margaret and Christine will present a joint talk about the IFF's mathematically-themed work. The lecture is held in conjunction with the Walker exhibition "The Quick and the Dead," in which the IFF has an installation of hyperbolic crochet.

Powerhouse Museum
Sydney, Australia - Wednesday June 10, 2009 @ 12:30-30 pm
Christine will present a talk about the Crochet Reef project at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum. The talk is held as a lead-up to the Powerhouse exhibition of the Sydney Reef to be held during Australian Science Week in August.

Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA - Monday June 1, 2009 @ 1-3 pm

Margaret will present a talk entitled "Mathematics as Poetic Enchantment" about the IFF's work curating mathematically-based exhibitions. The talk is part of "The Big Picture" lecture series hosted by Art Center's Department of Humanities and Design Research.

Craft and Folk Museum - Big City Forum 3
Los Angeles, CA - Thursday April 23, 2009 @ 5-7pm
Margaret will present a talk on the IFF's work at Big City Forum 3. Big City Forum is a group of artists, architects, arts administrators and museum curators that meets each month at various locations around LA. This month's meeting is at the Craft and Folk Museum on Wilshire, across the road from LACMA.

California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA - Wednesday March 25, 2009 @7pm

Christine will present a talk in the Design and Craft Lecture Series at CCA, speaking about the Crochet Reef Project and the joys and challenges of managing a worldwide community art project.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY - March 23+24, 2009

Monday March 23 @ 7pm: Margaret will present the prestigious University Lecture at Cornell.
The subject is: Reefer Mathness: Confronting Coral Reef Destruction and Global Warming Through Mathematics, Collective Art Practice and Crochet
Tuesday March 24 @ 1:30pm: Margaret will present a talk at Cornell's Math Department's weekly seminar.
The subject is "Mathematics as Poetic Enchantment."

Chapman University
Orange, CA - Wednesday March 4, 2009 @ 7pm

Margaret will give the inaugural talk in a new series of endowed lectures hosted by Chapman University's Art Department. She will talk about the IFF's work at the intersection of science, mathematics, and the arts.

TED Conference
Long Beach, CA - Thursday February 5, 2009 @ 10:30am

Margaret will give a TED Talk about the Crochet Coral Reef Project and the IFF's mission to engage with abstract mathematics and scientific ideas through plastic modes of play.