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Between the Folds (2008)

 |  Documentary  |  31 May 2008 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Erik D. Demaine ...
Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist (as Dr. Erik D. Demaine)
Martin L. Demaine ...
Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist
Vincent Floderer ...
Himself - French Paper Artist
Miri Golan ...
Himself - Origami Artist and Teacher
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Herself - Narrator
Tom Hull ...
Himself - Origami Artist and Mathematician (as Dr. Tom Hull)
Paul Jackson ...
Himself - Origami Artist
Eric Joisel ...
Himself - Origami Artist
Michael LaFosse ...
Himself - Origami Artist
Robert J. Lang ...
Himself - Origami Artist, Scientist and Theorist (as Dr. Robert J. Lang)
Christopher K. Palmer ...
Himself - Material Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard L. Alexander ...
Himself - Papermaker
Brian Chan ...
Himself - Origami Artist
Satoshi Kamiya ...
Himself - Origami Artist
Sam Nathans ...
Himself - Origami Artist
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Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret the world in paper, they arouse a fascinating mix of sensibilities towards art, form, expressiveness, creativity and meaning. Written by anonymous

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This deserves MUCH WIDER distribution
6 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One enters Between the Folds thinking this is about origami. By the end of it, I realized the implications of paper folding are much richer and more complex than I am able to grasp. The film takes one on an aesthetic trip, a mind trip, a math trip and ends up showing how this (seemingly) simple act can affect/explain/develop/interpret an almost endless set of understandings about our world. It deserves to be shown in every school from 3rd grad through grad school, and if anyone wondered about the intersection of art and science, they will find here. Entertaining, amazing, extremely well executed, one has to be asleep not to be moved and motivated to want this to be minimally on TED and let it spread virally.


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