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by Edwin Corrie
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: CutOutFoldUp website
Replies: 1
Views: 2694

CutOutFoldUp website

It's not all strictly paperfolding, but there's plenty to look through here: http://www.cutoutfoldup.com/index.php?pageNum_projects=0&totalRows_projects=158 Be sure to look at all the pages (currently 0-7). Most of the articles have links to other websites that go into more detail about particular i...
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

"Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson

I recently came across this rather interesting PDF all about demonstrating mathematical concepts through paperfolding:

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgu ... olding.pdf
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: What is a fold?
Replies: 1
Views: 2574

Re: What is a fold?

This is an interesting subject. Here are just a few random thoughts to continue the discussion: It's true that the word "fold" is not always used very precisely, even by origami people who (as you rightly suggest) should know better. Usage is not really fixed, and dictionary definitions vary and are...
by Edwin Corrie
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Books referring to Kan no Mado
Replies: 5
Views: 6237

Re: Books referring to Kan no Mado

Thanks José for the link to the new copies of "A Japanese Paperfolding Classic". It turns out I do have the Kasahara book, but with a slightly different cover. The first part of it is a study of folding methods for various linked crane figures and other models shown in the illustration that Juan pos...
by Edwin Corrie
Sat May 26, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Models and presentation
Topic: Does minimal = simple?
Replies: 1
Views: 3286

Re: Does minimal = simple?

I don't have a lot of teaching experience, but I think the average non-folder does feel cheated by minimalist models because they are expecting something more realistic. Minimalism seems to be appreciated most by veteran folders who have spent years folding more conventional models, or perhaps by no...
by Edwin Corrie
Sat May 26, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Books referring to Kan no Mado
Replies: 5
Views: 6237

Re: Books referring to Kan no Mado

For anyone interested and with a few hundred euros or dollars to spare, "A Japanese Paperfolding Classic" is available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Paper-folding-Classic-Excerpt-English/dp/B0007EOGYA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=GD1Y0E61PEL9&coliid=I19RO8V6CJUYQY And this ...
by Edwin Corrie
Wed May 23, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: History
Topic: CARD
Replies: 28
Views: 23905

Re: CARD

Sorry if this is a bit "off topic" - these are modern designs and not quite the same, but they are also made from playing cards and are interesting anyway: Platonic solids http://mathcraft.wonderhowto.com/blog/make-platonic-solids-out-playing-cards-0130512/ Third stellation of the rhombic dodecahedr...
by Edwin Corrie
Fri May 04, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Origami in South America
Replies: 4
Views: 4613

Re: Origami in South America

There's a Wikipedia page for Ligia Montoya, and according to the list of "External Links" at the bottom of the page David's article on origami in South America was "the source of most of the information for this page". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligia_Montoya The External Links include a couple of...
by Edwin Corrie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Models and presentation
Topic: Teaching from books?
Replies: 1
Views: 2866

Re: Teaching from books?

I don't teach very often, but yes, I do change the sequences sometimes. It may be that a particular step can be done in a neat way which would have been hard to show in diagrams, or which would have had to be broken down into a lot of separate diagrams on paper. A simple example would be a Prelimina...
by Edwin Corrie
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: History
Topic: "Römische Bonbonieren" in Weimar (Germany) 1792
Replies: 5
Views: 8969

Re: "Römische Bonbonieren" in Weimar (Germany) 1792

I was intrigued by this and managed to find a reference in an old magazine called "Journal des Luxus und der Moden" from 1792: http://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00084633 Click on the page image to see what seems to be a letter sent in by Francois le Goullon - probably the one dis...