After the Computational Textiles week at ICERM, Farris started creating virtual knitted patterns and chain mail in Rhino with Grasshopper. The techniques involve the Fourier methods for creating symmetry for which Farris is known (see reference below). Tihanyi saw these designs and proposed that we together investigate possibilities to realize them in ceramic materials with a 3D printer. Preliminary results suggest that the ceramic medium offers exciting possibilities for realizing these virtual objects in the physical world.
- F. Farris, Creating Symmetry, the Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns, Princeton University Press, 2015.