Dreaming Of Origami

Dreaming Origami - International Art, Sculpture - Posted: 25th Jun, 2017 - 11:40am

Register Login Text RPG Play Text RPG ?     New: 10 66 125 Why Join Help Register/Login via:Register/Login via:
Welcome Guest

Posts: 4 - Views: 1003 Rating: 1/10 out of 1 Votes
Post Date: 20th Oct, 2007 - 9:57am / Post ID: #

Diamond Editor
[?] CPosts: 865
Posts: 1,301
Avg: 0.3 Post(s) / Day
Activity: 8.5%
[+] Gain: 225.45 FP
Charm: 44

Dreaming Of Origami

I found this so interesting--especially his wonderment about his epilepsy and whether that and his talent are related. I quoted much of the article but there is more to read if you click on the link provided below the story. ENJOY!

He's pretty much always folding paper. Or thinking about folding paper. Or dreaming about it when he's asleep, picturing the hundreds of creases it will take to make a piece of paper smaller and more complicated.
If you count the dreams, Matthew Jones says, he probably spends 75 percent of his time doing origami.

And not just stylized paper cranes, perhaps the most famous example of the Japanese artform, but true-to-life house flies and pine cones and, once, the jaw bone of a deer.

When he was 3, his mother brought home a book on origami. By age 5, he was inventing his own shapes, which year by year became more complex. Now, at 29, there is paper all over his house.

He wonders if there's a connection between his epilepsy, which began at age 14, and his origami talents. Maybe, he says, a brain-wiring malfunction is responsible for both; maybe the same thing that allows him to visualize the thousands of folds that make up an origami centipede is also the thing that makes him stiffen and shake.

He's never met an object he couldn't figure out how to fold, he says, although it's taken years to solve the origami wasp problem. But there are plenty of things that he would choose not to make into origami, simply because they'd be too tedious. A lawn, he says, by way of example. Or the human genome. His default origami is a cicada, which he can fold effortlessly, without looking.

Because of his epilepsy, he walks instead of drives - a man in fedora and suspenders who spends a lot of time looking at the ground, noticing what the rest of us ignore.

It took him nine hours to turn a piece of paper into a centipede. It's an exact replica but not a perfect one - because Jones always tries to make some small imperfection in each piece he creates. Not a tear, of course, because the ethics of origami say no tearing, no cutting. Just some small blemish to convince him he needs to keep folding.

Post Date: 3rd Sep, 2015 - 6:39am / Post ID: #

Member Junior
[?] CPosts: 52
Posts: 54
Avg: 0.0 Post(s) / Day
Activity: 0.9%
[+] Gain: 57.10 FP
Charm: 0

Origami Dreaming

After so long I was surprised the original article existed. That spider he made is amazing, almost looks like the real thing. I have a passion for this as well but never got really good at it.

Post Date: 3rd Dec, 2016 - 12:10pm / Post ID: #

Premium+ Author
[?] CPosts: 1,720
Posts: 3,068
Avg: 1.1 Post(s) / Day
Activity: 27.9%
[+] Gain: 2,886.76 FP
Charm: 44

Dreaming Of Origami Sculpture & Art International

I can imagine the great works he has done after the making of that realistic spider out of folding paper. To me origami is not so easy as it takes creativity and skill to keep everything together.

Post Date: 25th Jun, 2017 - 11:40am / Post ID: #

NOTE: News [?]

Origami Dreaming

Algorithm generates optimal origami folding patterns for any shape. A new algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure. Source 2x.

Post Date: Sun Jul 22, 2018 - 21:53:30 GMT / Post ID: #


We rest Dreaming Of Origami to share philosophy from past times:
HistoricToday is: 22nd July (GMT), in history on the 22nd of July, 1928 AD the following birth happened:
Georg Dreyfus: Composer

Guest please SHARE: "Dreaming Of Origami" on:

Sponsored Links:

We may have more on Dreaming Of Origami, Search first and if not Start A NEW Topic if Dreaming Of Origami is not what you had in mind.
Options Fast Reply Add Reply Add Poll

No Registration Required!

We welcome input from visitors:
Add Comment As A Guest
Guest, please be considerate by using the appropriate tags as well as checking your grammar before submitting or it will be deleted. See: Constructive Posting Policy.

Tip TIP: Press above button ONCE only. If you come back here via the [Back] button on your browser then you will need to click [More Options] button (below) first in order to re-enable your ability to Post.

> TOPIC: Dreaming Of Origami



Donate Compare Membership
International Discussions Coded by: BGID® ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Copyright © 1999-2018
Disclaimer Privacy Report Errors Credits
This site uses cookies to dispense or record information with regards to your visit. By continuing to use this site you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy and Disclaimer pages.

Country (State) of the Day

South Dakota

Country of the day South Dakota

Unanswered Threads for South Dakota, which is the Country or State of the Day! Bonus FP & Charm for these Topics. See Here. Updated: Every hour.

World Issues

USA vs Germany:
Germany versus U.S.A. By News 1 Week Ago
China vs USA:
USA versus China versus Chinese versus Americans The role of its Army, Politics, and Status in the World. By Reformist 1 Week Ago
USA vs North Korea:
North Korea Nuclear Weapons
versus USA This country is no Iraq. What is the USA going to do? What will be the outcome? By News 7th Jul, 2018 - 7:27pm
China Navy:
Chinese Aircraft Carrier
China Navy Beware the new Naval power, they are planning to come on stream with big naval might to match their ground forces. Chinese Aircraft Carrier - Chinese Navy By News 27th Jun, 2018 - 11:14am
North Korea vs South Korea:
versus North Korea Vs. South Korea By Skeptic 27th May, 2018 - 1:05am
USA vs Syria:
versus U.S.A. Is Syria the next Iraq? By Opinion 24th Apr, 2018 - 10:56am
Russia vs. Syria:
Syria vs Russia By Opinion 17th Apr, 2018 - 9:54am
Do You Know What To Do In A Nuclear Attack?:
Top  Do Know In Nuclear Attack By News 16th Apr, 2018 - 9:46pm
North Korea Military:
Discuss  North Korea Military This Thread is about the North Korean Military itself - the kind of army, navy, and air force they have. By Wizard 15th Jan, 2018 - 9:36am
Japan vs North Korea:
North Korea versus Japan versus War With Japan By Swell 17th Oct, 2017 - 4:17pm
China Military:
China Military Technology Preparing For China. China is growing their military. China Military Technology - can it keep up with the US? By Abnninja 5th Mar, 2017 - 5:25pm