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An expanded version of a 5OSME convention commentary that appears in the Winter 2011 issue of The Paper, pp 18-19. Many more interesting experiences and color photos that could not be included in The Paper version due to limited space.
Making a crease pattern takes less time than drawing a full diagram, but because of the technical difficulty, most folders don't like working with them. Here's some ideas about how to make things easier without spending dozens of hours on a full diagram.
As more and more companies jump on the origami publishing bandwagon, the quality of the books being produced goes down.
Diagrams for a flying angel by Tom Defoirdt
A review of "Outside The Box Origami" By Scott Wasserman Stern
A summary and reflections on OrigaMIT's 2011 Student Origami Competition by judge and alumna Elsa Chen, MIT '89.
The third installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews Japanese Foil paper, which is especially suitable for more advanced folds, such as insects.
This crease pattern introduces a new form of uniaxial base design, called <i>hex pleating</i> and describes how to use technique technique.
Jeremy Shafer's second origami book showcases his wit and creativity with a wide array of action models.
Diagrams for an origami version of Hangman by Sy Chen
Course information for an MIT graduate course in Geometric Folding Algorithms.
Diagrams for a Fox Head by Evan Zodl
Every time you fold paper, your fingers are doing calculus. Read more to learn how smart your fingers are!
Diagrams for a Rabbit by Hsi-Min Tai.
This article will describe how to best prepare yourself and your recording area for your video shoot.
Diagrams for Steven Casey's Jerboa, an unusual rodent.
A review of a book which pays tribute to the inspiring and unrivaled legacy of one of origami's greatest masters.