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Between the Folds (2008)

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... See full summary »

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Vanessa Gould

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Vanessa Gould
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erik D. Demaine Erik D. Demaine ... Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist (as Dr. Erik D. Demaine)
Martin L. Demaine Martin L. Demaine ... Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist
Vincent Floderer Vincent Floderer ... Himself - French Paper Artist
Miri Golan Miri Golan ... Himself - Origami Artist and Teacher
Vanessa Gould ... Herself - Narrator
Tom Hull Tom Hull ... Himself - Origami Artist and Mathematician (as Dr. Tom Hull)
Paul Jackson Paul Jackson ... Himself - Origami Artist
Eric Joisel Eric Joisel ... Himself - Origami Artist
Michael LaFosse Michael LaFosse ... Himself - Origami Artist
Robert Lang Robert Lang ... Himself - Origami Artist, Scientist and Theorist (as Dr. Robert J. Lang)
Christopher K. Palmer Christopher K. Palmer ... Himself - Material Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard L. Alexander Richard L. Alexander ... Himself - Papermaker
Brian Chan Brian Chan ... Himself - Origami Artist
Satoshi Kamiya Satoshi Kamiya ... Himself - Origami Artist
Sam Nathans 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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scientist | paper | origami | art | artist | See All (10) »

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The Art of Science. The Science of Art. See more »

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G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exploring Origami See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamo, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Green Fuse Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Winner, Audience Award at the New Hampshire Film Festival, October 2008. See more »

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How the art of paperfolding sets the stage for so much more!
13 September 2008 | by nycdesignerSee 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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