Tess the Tortoise Tortoise’s Story The outline of the Tortoise’s story, and the different concepts highlighted in it, were formulated by Jessica K. Sklar. This was a component that crystallized early on—it was essentially adopted as conceived. Read Tess the Tortoise’s Story by Jessica K. Sklar Tortoise’s Shell Tess’s ceramic shell was crafted by LizContinue reading “Tortoise – Fabrication”
A deeper incursion in the Tortoise Story On waking up, Tess the Tortoise felt this was going to be a special day – a day to have an adventure. As always, she made a careful plan, and started her list. Breakfast first, of course – a nice leisurely breakfast; nothing good was ever accomplished onContinue reading “Tortoise – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”
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Tess the Tortoise was designed with a knit body and a ceramic shell. The shell was designed by the amazing creature-creating potter, Liz Paley. The body was designed by me, Kimberly A Roth.
When Dominique asked for proposals for Mathemalchemy scenes, I sent her a proposal like this: “Something involving infinity . . . Zeno’s path (related to Zeno’s dichotomy paradox), a hill whose volume is approximated with cuboids, Koch snowflakes.” Dominique’s response was polite: “I see that I have not communicated clearly what is needed. I amContinue reading “Tess the Tortoise’s Story”