- Saturday, October 18, 2014
- 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
- Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex
Calvin College is a site to build a model of a mathematical fractal called a Menger Sponge. It will be constructed from nearly 70,000 business cards. You are invited to participate in this exciting and fun building project.
Calvin College has been selected as one of twenty sites worldwide to host a Mega Menger sculpture build, with sessions from Oct. 17-25, 2014. At each site, a model of a mathematical fractal called a Menger Sponge will be constructed from nearly 70,000 business cards. The resulting sculpture will weigh approximately 170 pounds and stand 4.5 feet tall, 4.5 feet wide and 4.5 feet deep. To find out more about the worldwide Mega Menger event and see updates from sites around the world, visit megamenger.com.
How you can get involved
The success of this event depends on volunteers to help with the build. We estimate that the entire project will require approximately 1,000 people hours to complete.
The public is invited to join Calvin students and alumni at a number of public build sessions. Two of these are scheduled as part of Homecoming weekend.
Master builders will be on hand to teach you how to construct individual cubes out of six business cards and to assemble them into larger components. Volunteers are welcome to come for all or any part of a build session.