Origami 5: Fifth International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education

Patsy Wang-Iverson, Robert J. Lang, Mark YIM

June 21, 2011 by A K Peters/CRC Press
Reference - 668 Pages
ISBN 9781568817149 - CAT# K00673

USD$76.95

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Features

  • Contrasts Eastern and Western aspects of origami
  • Presents eclectic but engaging papers that describing approaches to the creation of origami art, all with a strong mathematical or technological flavor, including curved folding, twisted curved corrugations, and novel algorithms that can be generalized for construction of origami figures
  • Offers insight into educational systems in different countries and cultures through the lens of origami, and describes how origami can be used to teach challenging mathematical concepts and to avoid common misconceptions
  • Includes methods for patterning origami mazes and cylinders, origami used as engineered structures, computer aided origami, and fantastical origami-inspired devices
  • Covers the long-standing creative pairing between "origami-math"—mathematical rules of paper folding—and "computational origami"—the mathematics specific to the origami design problem

Summary

Origami5 continues in the excellent tradition of its four previous incarnations, documenting work presented at an extraordinary series of meetings that explored the connections between origami, mathematics, science, technology, education, and other academic fields.

The fifth such meeting, 5OSME (July 13–17, 2010, Singapore Management University) followed the precedent previous meetings to explore the interdisciplinary connections between origami and the real world. This book begins with a section on origami history, art, and design. It is followed by sections on origami in education and origami science, engineering, and technology, and culminates with a section on origami mathematics—the pairing that inspired the original meeting.

Within this one volume, you will find a broad selection of historical information, artists’ descriptions of their processes, various perspectives and approaches to the use of origami in education, mathematical tools for origami design, applications of folding in engineering and technology, as well as original and cutting-edge research on the mathematical underpinnings of origami.

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