Math and Rope

Our feelings about rope-making range from mild enthusiasm to deep conviction and fanaticism — and we’ll be the first to admit, it’s an esoteric pursuit.

But believe it or not, there are more rope-making evangelists like us out there. Historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, mathematicians and physicists — they’re coming at it from some pretty amazing, intellectual places.

Our board member Susan Gerofsky is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC. With the help of the EartHand Gleaners and Oncle Hoonki’s Fabulous Horn Shop, she and her crew created a short film about rope-making and helical structures that was screened at the Bridges Math and Art Conference in  Jyväskylä, Finland. Check it out on Vimeo here.