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Mathpro73

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Cat's Cradle
« on: May 13, 2013, 03:14:49 AM »
Did you ever play Cat's Cradle as a kid



Here is a very interesting site with history, mathematics, and a bunch of different cat's cadle designs.
I would like to hear from you if you have more info or other sites to share

http://website.lineone.net/~m.p/sf/menu.html

Luca

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Re: Cat's Cradle
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 12:17:18 AM »
Hi Mathpro73,

The site of the International String Figure Association:

http://www.isfa.org/

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Mathpro73

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Re: Cat's Cradle
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 02:06:53 AM »
Thanks Luca.  That is some good stuff.  Who knew there was an international association.  Are you a member?  The Arctic Project is very interesting.  Good to preserve that history and culture.  ;D

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Re: Cat's Cradle
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 09:57:04 PM »
Hi Mathpro73,

Are you a member?  The Arctic Project is very interesting

No, I found this site quite by accident last year, while I was looking information due to a thread about one of these figures that reproduces the symbol of the Olympic Games, I am a mere spectator about doing and planning of these figures, I I've never tried even once! sometimes I just take a look at the figure of the month ..
I have read on the site about why they decided to call "Arctic" the project you mentioned: I like the idea of ​​calling "Inuit" the Eskimo Bowline, because I had heard somewhere that Inuit people do not like be called "Eskimo", but in fact this term is too "generalizing" ,because the peoples of non-Western culture who live near the Arctic Circle are many, and at minimum  this the shape of the knot is also found in Scandinavia in the form of Lapp (Sami!) knot, and also far to the south (the Kalmyk loop);I might start calling it Arctic loop, but do not know how many people of these populations have ever perceived themselves as "Arctic people" ...well, whatever, I do not think I'm the best person to be regarded as the champion of self-determination of the North peoples ...!(Not so much because I do not come from the North, but because I'm too intent to my little facts..)

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