CGB Textbook, January 2021
Production of this book may be delayed until January, depending on how long the US shutdown persists.
Dive in with us as we create a textbook meant to teach geometric beading techniques at the academic level!
We will be testing patterns this coming Spring for a textbook release for the Fall 2020 term. In addition to selling the textbook commercially, the team will be donating half of the first press run to schools and libraries all over the world. Our first test campuses will be the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia and MIT in Cambridge, Mass.
Our team is global, open-source, non-profit and dedicated to building an open library of technique and animation that anyone can learn from.
Once in a while, we produce books that support the work of the research team.
Funds raised to support this work will go to artistic, illustration, coding and animation stipends and provide materials and give travel grants to bring students and beaders to our meetings and conferences, and teachers to campuses around the world.
Topics in the book will include building incredible fabrics that fold and morph, cycling machines that can do math, linkages that build architecture, energetic origami, musical notation, edge cloning techniques that mimic DNA and RNA, and simple beaded projects that demonstrate chemistry, physics, mobius surfaces and fun with math.
Co-authors and collaborators include professors and educators at a wide range of universities and primary schools.
Morphing & Folding Surface, Claudia Furthner, 2019
Fibonacci Sequence in Hypars, Sam Norgard, SCAD, 2019
Exploration of a Spiral, Claudia Furthner, 2019
Magic Carpet HyparBlanket, Ingrid Wangsvik, 2018
Technical illustrations of Hypars making a saddle fabric