| TILING TABLE is a flat
surface on which rest scores of multi-colored polygonal wood tiles.
The tiles are color-coded by shape, and allow visitors to construct
their own 2- or 3-dimensional patterns. The Tiling Table illustrates
the simple rules which govern the formation of solid patterns. Tiling
patterns are found everywhere, from brickwork to quilts. Tiling
patterns also abound in nature, and can be found in the arrangement
of cells in plants and animals, in clusters of bubbles, spider webs,
and elsewhere. The geometry of tiling is used to study crystal structure
and molecular arrangements.