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.