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Origami5 continues in the excellent tradition of its four previous incarnations, documenting work presented at an extraordinary series of international meetings that explored the connections between origami, mathematics, science, technology, education, and other academic fields.

The fifth such meeting, 5OSME (July 13–17, 2010, Singapore Management University) followed the precedent set by previous meetings to explore the interdisciplinary connections between origami and the real world. This book begins with a section on origami history, art, and design. It is followed by sections on origami in education and origami science, engineering, and technology, and the book culminates with a section on origami mathematics—the pairing that inspired the first OSME meeting.

Within this one volume, you will find a broad selection of historical information, artists' descriptions of their processes, various perspectives and approaches to the use of origami in education, mathematical tools for origami design, applications of folding in engineering and technology, as well as original and cutting-edge research on the mathematical underpinnings of origami.

Praise for the Previous Volume

Wow! Fantastic book! It will create new folds in your brain whether you are an artist, scientist, inventor, educator, or simply like to be amazed. The balance between mathematical theory and manipulative practice, and between artistic and educational applications makes this a book for everyone. I look forward to using this book personally and professionally.

—Robert Root-Bernstein, Ph. D., co-author of Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People