Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Klein Bottle Insanity

This is three nested Klein Bottles. Created by Alan Bennett With the apparent objective of making us insane. You can think of this object as a 3-D mobius strip, or three 3-D mobius strips and can be constructed with
three pairs of 2-D Mobius strips. It can get a little confusing and thats before you throw in that this object has no inside or outside, and like the previous post on the crocheted coral reef, it was considered by many mathematicians to be an impossible object to create in tree dimensions. It wasn't until a crafts-person set everyone straight by actually creating them. The work of Alan Bennett can be found in science museums around the world and as a collection at the London Science Museum.

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