|start of a coral|
Art students taking a class in 3-dimensional construction came to the talks -- they can get class credit for what they produce. I worked with several small groups, getting them started with chain stitch and single crochet.
Regular crochet circles, to work on this project, will meet weekly at UCSC and monthly at the Seymour Marine Center. I plan to attend as much as I can and make my own contributions to this bigger project.
This program was sponsored by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, a fairly new venture at UCSC. I met the founding director, John Weber, who also tried his hand at the craft. Margaret Wertheim and her sister started the Institute For Figuring (IFF) in Los Angeles, where they promote the exploration of all kinds of intellectual stuff in non-traditional ways - a play tank, if you will, as opposed to the more traditional think tank.