"A Brief History of String" published in Cabinet Magazine

Writing for Cabinet Magazine Sabrina Gschwandtner has authored “A Brief History of String,” which describes Harry Smith’s work with string figures. Gschwandtner writes: “When Smith died he left behind a thousand-page manuscript, a collection of string figure patterns mounted on black board, and a box of index cards related to his research. On each card, Smith notated the method for making the string figure, along with a list of features (such as ‘the string figure has three diamonds’).”

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