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Lecture 4: Efficient Origami Design

MIT 6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra, Fall 2012 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-849F12 Instructor: Erik Demaine This lecture continues to discuss...
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The Art of Origami Kusudama | SurfKY.com

The Art of Origami Kusudama | SurfKY.com | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/14) — Origami Kusudama is an ancient form of art that originated in Japan by using a paper model that is either created by s
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takashi kuribayashi installs paper forest at the sapporo art museum - designboom | architecture & design magazine

takashi kuribayashi installs paper forest at the sapporo art museum - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
for the 2014 sapporo international art festival, takashi kuribayashi reconfigures his 'wald aus wald' to suit the exhibition space at the sapporo art museum.
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Father-son mathematicians fold math into fonts | Science News

Father-son mathematicians fold math into fonts | Science News | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
MIT’s Erik and Martin Demaine create puzzle typefaces to test new ideas.
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How the weirdest designs can become great paper planes - tech - 08 August 2014 - New Scientist

How the weirdest designs can become great paper planes - tech - 08 August 2014 - New Scientist | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
A Japanese team has created a program that can improve the craziest design for a paper plane, ensuring it has the right aerodynamics to stay aloft
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Origami Artist Sipho Mabona | Euromaxx

Making a paper airplane might be simple, but how about doing a life-sized elephant? This is one of the many challenges that professional origami artist, Sipho Mabona took up, with the aim of...
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3D Laser Cut Paper - Geometric Art by Eric... | Visualizing Math

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3D Laser Cut Paper - Geometric Art by Eric Standley
Eric Standley is an artist and educator currently living and working in Virginia. In his incredible series of 3D laser cut paper art, Standley’s... (Mathematics, symmetry, paper, and the divine.
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Calculus for Beginners and Artists

Calculus for Beginners and Artists | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
This online textbook provides an overview of Calculus in clear, easy to understand language designed for the non-mathematician.Online Publication
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Dazzling Display of Giant Origami Birds Suspended from the Ceiling

Dazzling Display of Giant Origami Birds Suspended from the Ceiling | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
South African origami artist Sipho Mabona, who wowed us with his life-sized elephant folded from one sheet of paper, continues to impress with Giga Origami, his newest installation at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Mabona folded a flock of giant origami birds to soar over visitors in the museum's Great Hall, hanging from the ceiling in a dazzling display.
The birds were carefully folded from large sheets of square paper measuring 2.7 to 5.4 meters in size, giving each creature a staggering wingspan of 2 to 4 meters. Giga Origami will continue to grow this summer until August 31, as visitors are encouraged to engage with the artwork by folding their own paper birds to add to the installation.
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Folding Techniques

Folding Techniques | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
That is, all designers crease, pleat, bend, hem, gather, knot, hinge, corrugate, drape, twist, furl, crumple, collapse, wrinkle, facet, curve or wrap two-dimensional sheets of material and by these processes of folding, create three-dimensional objects.
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Class 7: Origami is Hard

MIT 6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra, Fall 2012 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-849F12 Instructor: Erik Demaine This class begins with several...
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Astonishing Stretchable Paper Sculptures Appear to Be Made of Stone

Astonishing Stretchable Paper Sculptures Appear to Be Made of Stone | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
At first glance the sculptures constructed by artist Li Hongbo appear to be chiseled out of stone, but once manipulated and pulled, they reveal the use of a different medium. Once the viewer uncovers that the sculpture can not only move, but stretch, spread, twist, bend, and contract, the pieces exhibit a much greater impact. 
Hongbo first developed an interest in paper when he worked in the book publishing business. He recognized the vitalness of paper in the design of a book, analyzing the characteristics and durability of the different types. He adopted the “paper gourd” method, which is commonly recognized from paper lanterns. 
Once Hongbo discovered connecting paper, endless possibilities unfurled. He adopted a layering process, which takes months to complete, and carefully considers the depth, width, mass, and center of each piece to ensure a balanced construction. Cutting, chiseling, and sanding each piece as if it were made of stone, Hongbo’s paper 3D sculptures are more than…

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Self-folding ‘origami’ robot could save lives

Self-folding ‘origami’ robot could save lives | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
A new robot that constructs its own body out of flat sheets of paper and plastic, using the energy from a standard AA battery.
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Beautifully Crafted Paper City Highlights Intricate Patterns in Moroccan Culture

Beautifully Crafted Paper City Highlights Intricate Patterns in Moroccan Culture | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
Inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan culture, New York-based paper artists The Makerie Studio created an alluringly beautiful place they call Cloud City. Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft make up the creative practice, and they carved and sculpted the fantastical palaces. The heavily-detailed structures are set against a dreamy, hazy-colored background and photographed by Luke Kirwan, whose lighting makes the scene appear ethereal and otherworldly.

The Makerie Studio produced these weightless-looking buildings out of iridescent paper. They are truly stunning pieces; each features a mixture of small, complex patterns and layered papers. It creates subtle color effects that truly shine in certain lights.
As you look beyond the gorgeous exterior, you’ll find that every structure has something inside of it. We see a fountain, a flowering tree, and more. It adds to the story and mystique of this floating patterned city, which we can ponder as we continue to admire the…
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Solar Power, Origami-Style - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Solar Power, Origami-Style - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
Origami has been a hot topic in technology recently. Brian Trease at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been thinking about how it could be used in spacecraft.
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Learning from origami to design new materials

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A challenge increasingly important to physicists and materials scientists in recent years has been how to design controllable new materials that exhibit desired physical properties rather than relying on those properties to emerge naturally, says University of Massachusetts Amherst physicist Christian Santangelo.

Now he and physicist Arthur Evans and polymer scientist Ryan Hayward at UMass Amherst, with others at Cornell and Western New England University, are using origami-based folding methods for "tuning" the fundamental physical properties of any type of thin sheet, which may eventually lead to development of molecular-scale machines that could snap into place and perform mechanical tasks. Results are reported today in an early online edition of Science.

At a physics meeting a couple of years ago, Santangelo mentioned the unusual properties of a special type of origami fold called Miura-ori to fellow physicist Jesse Silverberg of Cornell, a long-time origami enthusiast. Miura-ori, named after the astrophysicist who invented the technique, is a series folded parallelograms that change the stiffness of a sheet of paper based only on the crease pattern


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Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways.
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Origami-style transformer self-assembles before scuttling away - Gizmag

Origami-style transformer self-assembles before scuttling away - Gizmag | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
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Origami-style transformer self-assembles before scuttling away
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An origami-inspired robot that self-assembles and then scuttles away under its own power has been revealed by researchers from Harvard University and MIT.
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For Charlotte woman, creating origami is ‘magic’

For Charlotte woman, creating origami is ‘magic’ | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
When she was 7 and living in Colombia, South America, Adriana Marsh’s parents took her to an international arts fair. Among other types of art, were works of origami.
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A piece of paper as BIG as the universe! - YouTube

How can we reach the end of the universe just by folding a piece of paper? And how one very wise guy used the power of exponential growth to earn big bucks f...
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50 Fantastic Examples Of Origami Art Work | Designbeep

50 Fantastic Examples Of Origami Art Work | Designbeep | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
Origami,from oru meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a
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Online Origami Tutorials Eclipse the Traditional Manual

Online Origami Tutorials Eclipse the Traditional Manual | Maths and Paper-engineering | Scoop.it
Online tutorials have opened the art of origami to a new generation of fans weaned on the Internet.
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