Have you seen NOVA’s “The Origami Revolution”? It is a fascinating episode. Watch it free on PBS online until 3/1/2017: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365955827/
Enjoy the slow motion, close-up of a ladybug expanding her wings before she takes flight. In another segment, gasp at the fast-speed video of an opening flower which was beautiful. I could only watch in amazement at how similar this all looked to folding.
“Nature does this all the time,” says Eric Demaine, MIT Professor.
The world of Origami is opening up for me. I could never have imagined the intersection of origami, mathematics, and science.
Oh, I folded a Dollar Origami Dragon Boat today. It is so simple and child-like compared to the complex mathematical computations and folding being performed by those in the NOVA video.