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== Tessellations ==
== Tessellations ==
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We could show an exhibit of various tessellations, both of the usual plane, of hyperbolic space, or of standard 3 dimensions (or others?).  We could showcase the works of M.C. Escher here.  We could also allow audience members to build their own tessellations by modifying existing patterns.  Some interesting history of Penrose tilings.  We could relate these to crystal structures and maybe demonstrate how crystal sugar or quartz patterns might arise from basic tiling building blocks.
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We could show an exhibit of various tessellations, both of the usual plane, of hyperbolic space, or of standard 3 dimensions (or others?).  We could showcase the works of M.C. Escher here.  We could also allow audience members to build their own tessellations by modifying existing patterns.  Some interesting history of Penrose tilings.  We could relate these to crystal structures and maybe demonstrate how crystal sugar or quartz patterns might arise from basic tiling building blocks. Also "Islamic" tilings
== The game of life and cellular automata ==
== The game of life and cellular automata ==

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