Evolve Your Own Basket

James Mallos
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 575–580 Workshop papers


By playing a word game, participants "evolve" an original basket design through a sequence of spelling mutations. They then learn how to weave their newly-evolved basket through the easy-to-learn technique of unit weaving. This fun game has connections to formal language theory, graph coloring, genetics, evolutionary theory, and physics.