Last week I finally got to see " Between the Folds" shown on Independent Lens (PBS). Much more that I could have ever imagined, Between the Folds chronicles the stories of ten fine artists and theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard–earned graduate degrees—all to forge unconventional lives as modern–day paperfolders."
The simplicity of origami is that it allows everyone the opportunity to create their own interpretation of the world we all share -- through paper. An art form that is not only revolutionizing contemporary art as newer generations of practitioners redefine and exceed traditional perimeters. Mathematicians like Erik Demaine, associate professor of MIT, are also using computer based models of origami to study how to save lives.