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Mathemagical! From Magic Square to Magic Wear

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Otario Science Centre
August 18, 2012
January 13, 2013

A magic square is an array of numbers in a square grid, ordered so that each row, column and diagonal add up to the same sum. Representing order in the Universe, the magic square migrated from ancient China to Africa via Muslim traders on the Silk Road. Wearing a magic square close to your body was believed to protect you and bring harmony.

Follow the threads of this Mathemagical exhibition in which the magic square has been transformed from numbers to symbols, abstract to concrete, math to material, ancient to avant-garde.

Guided by Harbourfront Centre, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Ontario Science Centre and Ryerson University, students of all ages have transformed magic squares into their personal symbols, magical printed fabrics and inspired fashion for display.

Price: Free with admission. Location: Ontario Science Centre !dea Gallery on Level 6.