Jack Gibson shares his 50 years of experience in organizing and storing his origami models.
"Telephone origami," taught by verbal directions alone, is a long-lost art. One of the best examples is Alice Gray's rendering of Fred Rohm's iconic Star of David moneyfold, originally published in The Origamian.
A brief history of origami as a therapy tool along with personal experiences of folding for rehabilitation.
Diagrams for an octagonal star with color change, from a single uncut square. Also included is a variation of the star.
The 3-unit Sonobe hexahedron (Toshie's Jewel) and the 12-unit Sonobe octahedral assembly are well known Sonobe constructions. But did you know that you can also construct the former with double the number of units, and the latter with half the number of units, i.e., both shapes from 6 units?
A report on the first International Winter Origami Exchange.
An interview with two pioneers of modular woven polypolyhedra.
This article presents diagrams and a video for folding a pre-Colombian frog.
This last article in my video creation guide concentrates on three final tasks: adding subtitles, making your video available to others, and finally, advertising your video.
In this next article of my video creation guide we'll bring it all together by editing the recorded, raw material to create the final video.
Commentary on the 2011 OrigamiUSA Convention Exhibition.
This article presents different ideas on how to publicize origami books online. These tips are useful for authors, but can partly also be applied by origami enthusiasts wishing to support creators - and thus ensure books continue to be published.
Report from the Oversized Folding event from convention 2011.
The fourth installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews printing paper, probably the most widely available paper out there.
This article gives some guidelines to follow when recording an instructional video.
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 article will describe how to best prepare yourself and your recording area for your video shoot.
A review of a book which pays tribute to the inspiring and unrivaled legacy of one of origami's greatest masters.
The second installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews Tant paper which may be the most versatile paper for Origami uses.
This article compares the advantages and disadvantages of PDF diagrams and video instructions. It includes PDF and video diagrams for the models "Lovers Ring" by Francis Ow, and "Will you be my Valentine?" by Stacy Mannes.
Why you should ask for permission when making video diagrams? And how do I go about it? I'll try to answer these two questions in this article.
Commentary on folding, supporting, and displaying this famous model designed by the late Issei Yoshino. Model constructed by the members of <a href="http://origamit.scripts.mit.edu/" target="blank">OrigaMIT</a>, MIT's origami club.
What started with a simple question and a list of paper properties, has become an extensive project - a long, exploratory journey discovering paper. Please enjoy our first Paper Review!
Instructional origami videos are becoming more and more popular. But how are high-quality videos produced? This is the first of a series of articles that will give a comprehensive guide on what it takes.