Get to grips with the Möbius strip

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The London Knowledge Lab have a fascinating Maths-Art workshop planned for this month, a "mostly" hands-on experience entitled "Art and the Möbius strip".

Animated Klein bottle

The Möbius band is one-sided (Image Konrad Polthier)

Many artists have explored the curious properties of the Möbius strip, with Max Bill and M. C. Escher among the most famous exponents. After a brief survey of this art and a basic mathematical overview, Simon Morgan and John Sharp will explore new aspects of this fascinating object as a starting point for potential new art. The session will be mainly practical because the properties of the Möbius strip can only be explored through hands-on experience. Please bring scissors, tape, and large paper sheets (e.g. old newspapers)!

The workshop is on Thursday 11th April at 6.00pm at the London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald St, London, WC1N 3QS. It is free and you don't need a ticket but an email to lkl.maths.art@gmail.com is appreciated to assist with planning. You can view past Maths-Art seminars on their YouTube channel and you can read more about the Möbius strip and its cousin the Klein bottle on Plus.

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