# 2014 UIUC ATLAS Commission

Group consists of 30 convex squares, each approximately 29" x 30" x 4". The long center wall holds a group of 27. The north-end short-wall displays 2 squares and the south-end short-wall holds 1. The center group dimensions are: 55" x 836" x 4" which is 70 linear feet of continuous fiberglass.

**Lifesaver Movement in e** is based on the beginning sequence of the infinite number

*e*. It expresses each digit in binary code via the crochet tradition of filet charts. Filet charting is a traditional crochet format based on patterns created on a grid, where squares are either filled or left open to create an image.

All computer language is based in binary code, a code of either 0 or 1 for a computer to toggle between. The code in a computer language is based in strings. Each binary string has eight binary bits that look like a bunch of 0s and 1s in a certain pattern unique for each letter of the alphabet. Combining these two on/off systems: 0 = off = open square; 1 = on = filled square. Using a free online text to binary translator, I translated digits in text (the words: zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine) to binary strings.

The pattern within each square spells out the first 30 digits of *e*. The sequence continues to break the line of 30 into groups, floating or dropped. This short sequence is 266249, so you see 2 squares up; 6 squares down; 6 squares up; and so on. I continue to use the sequence to drop placement of color. White was color #1; sequence following 249 in *e* is 7757; count 7 spaces, white; count 7 spaces, red (color #2); keep running the sequence left to right until all blocks have color.