Friday Night Flicks: Arnold, Robert Lang, and Papiroflexia

Tonight’s three short videos are all about manipulating paper. Arnold makes botanically correct flowers in the coffee shop of Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. (This is another good reason to visit Portland.)



Robert Lang is a physicist and master paper folder. This video talks a bit about the relationship between origami and mathematics, and about real world applications of paper folding techniques.



The final video is a short animation about Fred, a paper folder with the ability to change his world.



Perhaps you can manipulate some paper this weekend. There are some excellent origami instruction videos here, including a lovely lotus flower tutorial. My Aunt Anne taught me to fold these from square paper napkins for table decorations.


About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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5 Responses to Friday Night Flicks: Arnold, Robert Lang, and Papiroflexia

  1. Melinda Collins Knick says:

    Wonderful videos. Thank you!

    Melinda Collins Knick


  2. lcmt says:

    Arnold at Powell’s Books is my favorite. Visiting Powell’s is a dream of mine. It was a treat to see its storefront and coffee room.

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  3. Hilke says:

    Wonderful videos, as always. – Thanks for sharing!
    I took a look at the lotus flower – an incredibly complex thing to fold with fabric. Kudos to you (and your aunt), I am truely impressed.

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