Flash Origami

 

My finished bowl and some nice origami swag from the flash fold.

My finished bowl and some nice origami swag from the flash fold.

Dr. Ryuhei Uehara at today's origami flash fold.

Dr. Ryuhei Uehara at today’s origami flash fold. Origami coach for the day Denise Wood of the AMS is in the background.

The JMM is a good place to love origami this year.  At noon today, the JMM app sent sent me a message about an “origami flash fold” at the AMS booth in the exhibit hall.  I had no idea what to expect but made my way over.  I was hoping a mob would spring up out of nowhere to perform an amazing choreographed dance involving origami.  What I actually found was a big group of people gathered around a table folding origami bowls.  I dug in and started working on a bowl myself.  The folding was a little tricky and I sought advice from my neighbor, who turned out to be Ryuhei Uehara, of the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, an editor of and contributor to Origami6.  An example of Dr. Uehara’s work in the area is depicted on the book’s cover–a single polygon that can be folded into two very different boxes.

Dr. Uehara's versatile polygon.

Dr. Uehara’s versatile polygon.

Math's best and brightest, folding paper at the flash fold.

Folding at the flash fold.

 

 

 

 

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