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X-ray Origami is Damn Cool.
May 2, 2011 11:39 AM   Subscribe

Seriously taking origami to the next level.

Previous origami and other papercraft.
posted by Glinn (13 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
posted by xingcat at 11:41 AM on May 2, 2011


I watched Between the Folds not too long ago, and it was amazing to see the things people can build with a sheet of paper.

The x-ray images are amazing.
posted by Zophi at 11:59 AM on May 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


[more inside] indeed.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:23 PM on May 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Those are breathtaking.
posted by rtha at 12:28 PM on May 2, 2011


that's positively badass.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:34 PM on May 2, 2011


Holy crow. "Terrifying" is right.
posted by notsnot at 12:35 PM on May 2, 2011


Pff. Child's play. Can he do the things shown here? (previously)
posted by curious nu at 12:39 PM on May 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I keep waiting for Between The Folds to finally be online in its entirety. Because that's something I would love to see FPPed. Completely fascinating, and great stuff.
posted by hippybear at 12:59 PM on May 2, 2011


I keep waiting for Between The Folds to finally be online in its entirety.

i just added it to my instant play on netflix. does that count?
posted by edmcbride at 3:02 PM on May 2, 2011


Never seen origami done with transparent sheets before. Great idea. I wonder how difficult it would be to print the diagram and then fold it yourself?
posted by orme at 3:03 PM on May 2, 2011


i just added it to my instant play on netflix. does that count?

Only if you're paying for Netflix access for everyone who might read the MetaFilter post and might want to watch it.
posted by hippybear at 3:11 PM on May 2, 2011


The X-ray thing is interesting. Not entirely sure how I feel about it, but it definitely works for the artist, so that's cool. (as an origami artist myself, we often get fussy about the specifics of our craft, which can be pretty amusing. I digress.)

I love Between the Folds, and can't recommend it enough. Since it got picked up by PBS' Independent Lens, it's often played on your local PBS station (US only, that is):

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/between-the-folds/

Check out the "Local Listings", it might be on soon in your area. Also, check with your local library, as librarians love origami and often have it available for checking out.
posted by EricGjerde at 5:52 PM on May 2, 2011


Yeah, I'm going to highly recommend Between the Folds as well. While I can still knock out a paper crane, it's like Chopsticks compared to the Rachmaninoff concertos in the movie.

This is a wonderful post Glinn, thanks for sharing!
posted by malocchio at 8:43 PM on May 2, 2011


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