John Palfrey with Matt Lisa’s 575 class and their Level 1 Menger Sponge.

The Menger sponge is a fractal which is the three-dimensional analog of the Sierpinski carpet.  As the number of iterations approaches infinity, the construction’s volume approaches zero while it’s surface area increases without bound.  Mr. Lisa’s 575 classes ended up building a level-2 sponge entirely out of business cards.

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