Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted writer, artist, and curator whose work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. The author of six books, including The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace, and Physics on the Fringe, she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and many others. Wertheim is the founder, with her twin sister Christine, of the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics. The sisters are co-creators of the Crochet Coral Reef, the largest participatory art & science project in the world, which has been shown internationally at the Andy Warhol Museum, the Smithsonian, and elsewhere. Margaret’s Reef TED talk has been viewed more than a million times and translated into 22 languages.