Dig into the mathematical rules and patterns of folding origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.
Origami, which literally translates to “folding paper,” is a Japanese practice dating back to at least the 17th century. In origami, a single, traditionally square sheet of paper can be transformed into almost any shape, purely by folding. The same simple concepts yield everything from a paper crane with about 20 steps, to a dragon with over 1,000 steps. Evan Zodl explores the ancient art form.
Lesson by Evan Zodl, directed by Charlotte Arene.
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