Many of us as children no doubt folded up packaging, paper napkins and exercise book pages and attempted to conquer the classroom with paper aeroplanes. The art of origami is basically that desire multiplied by thousands, with an artistic creativity and control that many aspire to but few can achieve.

Jun Mitani – a computer science professor at the University of Tsukuba –  is one such origami expert. Through his technical know-how of algorithms and computer wizardry, Mitani has developed these incredible 3D origami pieces. After using his own software to design the ideas, he creates folding guide lines on the paper and sets about manually constructing the designs.

For more on Mitani’s incredible work check out his collection on Flickr.

October 31st, 2012

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