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Where Techy Meets Pretty
July 31, 2014 1:48 PM   Subscribe

Who knew structural engineering could be so sweet? Justina Yang is the "paper engineer" behind Fiber Lab, a design studio located in her sunroom. She creates paper art, décor, bracelets, bowties, and lamp shades. In her short videos, she demonstrates how to make your very own dodecahedron; a whimsical carousel that produces beautiful waves and teaches you about wave interference; a mesmerizing interactive kinetic wave sculpture; a string art geometric love story; and a delicious-looking paper croissant.
posted by fundip (4 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are great. Thanks.
posted by benito.strauss at 2:54 PM on July 31


I love these. It reminds me that I need to get off my butt and put my Pazzles cutter to work.
posted by Calzephyr at 5:20 PM on July 31


Delightful! Charming videos of sweetly geeky creations - thanks for posting.
posted by Quietgal at 9:01 PM on July 31


I've got my one year old on my lap. I thought I'd watch one or two of these, but she has other ideas. She is totally hypnotized and loudly demands "more!" each time a video ends.

I'm a math nerd and very much like the physical demonstrations of the relationships between circles and waves, tangents and curves. In high school I remember being really deeply mystified by those relationships, and slowly fighting my way to an understanding of them felt like being inaugurated into some deep secrets of the universe. I like the way this recaptures that feeling.
posted by OnceUponATime at 5:12 AM on August 1 [2 favorites]


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