The ways in which various cultures have
used patterns to create beauty, find order in the universe and
follow their imaginations is incredibly diverse. Around the
World software offers museum visitors an opportunity to explore
patterns in different places and other times. Twenty applications
open from a map interface providing drawing tools (driven by
symmetry making programming), background information, visual
examples and libraries.
The software is continuing to
evolve. In its current form Around the World is running at the
Long Island Children's Museum. We are seeking a museum to support
the growth of the program with funding and institutional resources.
Included now are:
Pysanky Eggs / LaceMaker / Magic Cupboard / KenteCloth / Mandala
/ Matryoshka / SandPainting / PlateMaker / Betsy's Quilt / RhythMachine
/ Magic Carpet / HexTiler / Tartan / TotemPole / VaseMaker /
Wampum / Basket / FanFold
Scroll down to see some screen
shots . . .