L.A. Observed reports on the Institute for Figuring, a new organization about, well, figuring. What they mean by this is the graphical representation of math in all ways: fractal art, paisley, mathematical patterns in natural objects, mosaics, buckyballs, half the stuff on your screensaver. There’s fascinating stuff on the site about paper folding, crocheting hyperbolic space, etc. It reminds me of Bathsheba Grossman’s amazing sculptures.