Some animations
June 11, 2007 2:15 PM   Subscribe

Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands. The creator gives his methods here (third post). His website Pixel Nitrate has several other animations.
posted by frobozz (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My favorite from the Pixel Nitrate site is The Garden of Proserpine - the weird voice makes it more spooky.
posted by frobozz at 2:16 PM on June 11, 2007

Woah. Crinkly genocide.
posted by kavasa at 2:32 PM on June 11, 2007 [1 favorite]

I find the "Papiroflexia (Spanish for "Origami")" part of the post strangely humorous. I'm tempted to poke fun at this by using two different languages other than English with which to define words later on.

"Aeroplano? Yeah, that's Spanish for Avião."

I'm tellin' ya, this could be fun for the terminally bored.
posted by FormlessOne at 6:02 PM on June 11, 2007

Thanks for the post, frobozz. I'll show this to my kid, a first grader who loves doing origami. I think she'll like it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:58 PM on June 11, 2007

Well, both papiroflexia and origami are made up words from the 20th century in their respective languages; and the Spanish had a paper-folding tradition that existed for quite a long time, completely unrelated to the japanese.

So there's a little bit of validity to this, in the sense that they don't use the made up word (made up by an American folder, no less) but instead use their own made up word, in their own language, to describe their own tradition.

I guess it seems silly but it's a cultural thing that some people take seriously, some more so than others.

But... I'm really with you on the crinkly genocide thing. Something makes me think we'd all be trying to kill this guy before he folded our friends and loved ones into rabbits and butterflies.

Thanks for posting origamifilter goodness!
posted by EricGjerde at 8:59 AM on June 12, 2007

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