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Japan is a must for every Origamist out there. With JOAS celebrating 20 conventions, Yamaguchi-san 70 birthdays, and I am soon to be 50, is there a better time to check off a Japanese convention from my wish list?
The sixth International Meeting of Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education was truly the best place to expand your fields of interest around origami, even into art, design and philosophy. Here is my own experience at that conference.
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Diagrams for a not-super-simple, not-super-complex dragon, seeking to find a middle ground in dragon complexity.
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Diagrams for a 30-unit modular design by Ekaterina Lukasheva of Russia.
In this review we are taking a closer look at O-Gami by Paper Circle, a paper specifically designed for complex origami models. Read here whether it meets the brief.
Francesco Mancini is easy to spot. Just look for the smile hovering above you, and the best looking modular that accompanies it. From Italy, Mancini is answering my questions to let you get to know him better.
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Diagrams for a simple, eight-piece modular ring.
by Enrique Martinez
Here are diagrams for the easyphant. Not only do its ears flap, but it transforms into a flying swan. For the 2014 OrigamiUSA Convention Oversize Folding event, Easyphant was recognized as a model that "more than meets the eye."
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Tridecagon, also known as the triskaidecagon, is a 13-sided polygon. There are several origami methods already available for folding the tridecagon but the simplicity of my approach may be of interest to people. You may use the tridecagon to transpose origami designs based on other regular polygons.
This is my first convention as a guest of honor. With around 35 guests, placed in the heart of Krakow, the convention is like a family-gathering. The organizers, the Burczyks, focused the convention on the topic "Origami is Art."
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So you want to be a professional origamist? Here are some ideas on how to improve your chances.
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Diagrams for a 30 piece modular design by Natalia Romanenko of Moldova.
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The origins of origami in Japan are lost in the mists of history, but we have surprisingly good records of paper-folding from over a thousand years ago in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.
El Gringo Loco's detailed, illustrative and charming discussion of his participation in eating and folding at Origami Colombia 2013 may well double the registration for 2014.
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Diagrams for a 30-unit modular design by Ekaterina Lukasheva of Russia.
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A sunk-side elbow design is used to create a variety of models: Star Block models in particular. This method has the potential for much creative work!
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Diagrams for a Sakura Star by Ali Bahmani designed to be viewed from both sides.

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