Month: February 2007

Waterbomb Corrugation Animation, by Tomohiro Tachi

Tomohiro Tachi (website, flickr) has some wonderful animated 3D simulations of paper folding- I really like this one of a waterbomb tessellation/corrugation pattern being manipulated and changing size/shape/orientation. One of my most favorite things to do with pleated paper is to make strange and different shapes out of them, and this video shows that process in action… It reminds me a lot of this design by my friend Sipho Mabona:

Joel Cooper has a blog!

I’ve been busy with some projects the last few weeks, and have really been out of touch with what’s happening lately. But I was very pleased to hear this morning from Philip that Joel Cooper has a blog! It’s great to see him have more of a web presence, as I see a pretty constant smattering of hits from people looking for him and his work- now there’s somewhere more concrete for them to see. (You’d think people could track down his contact info via Flickr, but somehow that rarely seems to happen- go figure.) So congrats on the new undertaking, Joel, I’m looking forward to seeing new things from you! And I heartily encourage anyone else who is folding on a regular basis to consider starting a website/blog/etc to have a “home” for your web presence- it helps to connect people to you, and gives others a centralized starting point to refer to. This is a big plus, and very helpful for folks who want to find your work. Good all around!