Thinking Inside the Box: Infinity Within the Finite

Bales, Judy
October 2010
Surface Design Journal;Fall2010, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p50
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the author's view on the characteristics of African American quilts and its relationship to geometric figures. She asserts that African cultures is prevalent in fractal geometry while the Western culture use Euclidian geometry, referencing from the work of ethnomathematician Dr. Ron Eglash. She investigates the symmetry and logic of the design process by illustrating a fractal process based on a mathematical system prevalent in African cultures.


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