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Geometry Playground Exhibit Image 1
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"Geometry Playground" Exhibit (Image 1)

June 26, 2012
The Gyroid Climber, a mathematical playground climber at the Exploratorium's "Geometry Playground" exhibit. As visitors crawl around in the Gyroid Climber, they discover that the only way to get from one room to another is to leave the structure entirely and reenter it. The Gyroid (or periodic minimal surface) was discovered by mathematician Alan Schoen in 1970. Developed by the San Francisco Exploratorium, "Geometry Playground" is a fully interactive exhibition that includes over twenty exhibits and specially commissioned artworks. With "Geometry Playground," visitors use their hands, their bodies and their minds to explore what for most has been only a textbook subject. The exhibition was funded by the National Science Foundation (grant DRL 06-10436) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Further information about the exhibit is available Here. (Date of Image: 2010) [Image 1 of 10 related images. See Image 2.] Credit: Photo by Amy Snyder, ©2010 Exploratorium, Exploratorium.edu


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