Why do we see spirals so often in the world around us? What is so singular about their geometry that makes them recur in many contexts? John Edmark, inventor, artist, creator of the MoMath Hypercycles kit, and professor of design at Stanford, will guide participants in constructing their own spirals, following the hidden recipes that nature uses in creating pinecones, artichokes, pineapples, and more. Along the way, you'll discover the subtle connections between these spirals, the Fibonacci series, and the golden ratio. Come and share in the beauty that has catapulted Prof. Edmark's latest video, "Blooms: Strobe-Animated Sculptures," to over 14 million views online. This presentation is free to attendees, as part of Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds campaign.