In the Journal for Art, Sex and Mathematics Amir Alexander publishes a package of 10 posts on threads, ropes and other materials in mathematics. This is a reaction on the Gobelins of Ingrid Wiener. In the same time it is a proposal to conceive mathematics politically.
Amir Alexander works and teaches History of Mathematics in California. He is the author of: Geometrical Landscapes -The Voyages of Discovery and the Transformation of Mathematical Practice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002.
His fields of research are history, philosophy, and the history of Science.
Current exhibition of Ingrid Wiener: www.neuegalerie.at.