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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
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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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How the art of paperfolding sets the stage for so much more!
13 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most people don't realize just how much origami has been a part of our lives, and will be for the unforeseeable future in exciting new ways. This film, at last, gives us a peek into a world of artists, scientists, mathematicians, educators and, of course, those that have the desire to simply fold paper. New horizons in medicine use origami to save lives. Teaching methods improve a child's ability to learn math. Complex mathematics are described with modular and curved folding. Industrial designers have made products for our daily lives. Molecular biologists are folding DNA! Vanessa Gould's lens shows us how this ancient art has developed as she interviews many of today's leading figures. This is the first (and only) film ever made on the subject.


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