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Friday Night Flicks: Scrambled

Tonight’s flick has nothing to do with book binding or paper making, or paper folding or anything bookish at all. It’s just a lovely little story from Polder Animation doing what animation does best: rendering the impossible possible.     … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper Cuts (a different one)

Tonight’s video Paper Cuts (yes, it has the same title as last week’s flick) is the Michigan Daily’s look at the processes and products of University of Michigan lecturer Matt Shlian. Shlian’s approach to paper cutting is strikingly different from … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts, a short film by Bradley Tangonan, is a brief glimpse into the work and thoughts of Ryan De La Hoz.     Perhaps looking at Ryan’s work will inspire you to experiment with cutting some paper this weekend.

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Friday Night Flicks: A Paper Record Player

Tonight’s flick was chosen mostly as a demonstration of a concept. I have long held that you can make anything out of paper, and here’s a working (well, manually operated) record player to help prove the point.     You … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Origami (2012)

At a workshop last Saturday I taught three star book structures involving paper folding. This coming Sunday I will be posting instructions for the little books we made. Since there seems to be a paper folding theme going on, I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Tahiti Pehrson

Time for a little OCD papercutting: tonight’s flick features the work of Tahiti Pehrson.     If you have time this weekend, you might want to spend a few minutes learning more about Pehrson and his work here and here.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Blue Marble and Spinners

I haven’t posted a Rube Goldberg/Pythagoras Switch/Marble Run video for ages, so I thought I would show you two short ones today. Both were made by Kaplamino.       You can find more of Kaplamino’s videos here. (He does … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: A Mathematical Valentine

This went around Tumblr at the beginning of February, but I thought I would share it in case some readers haven’t seen it yet. Asking Google for the graph for a particular formula produces this: If you want to watch … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: National Handwriting Day

January 23rd is the birthday of John Hancock, first signer of The United States Declaration of Independence and best remembered for his outstanding signature. The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association has declared his birthday National Handwriting Day in the U.S. It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Specialized “Holiday Card”

Some of us miss riding our bicycles in the winter. This isn’t the same, but it is a clever alternate use of a bicycle’s parts.     May you welcome in a happy and healthy New Year this weekend. (P.S. … Continue reading

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